Environmental health

Environmental health

Rethinking breast cancer and the environment: the case for the precautionary principle

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Devra Lee Davis
Deborah Axelrod
Lisa Bailey
Mitchell Gaynor
Annie J. Sasco
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Volume 106, Number 9
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Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
September 1998

Provides a framework for examining and determining the environmental causes of breast cancer. 

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Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (2.8M), or click on an image on the Abstract page to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Governmental Body
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Research
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The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

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ACTor

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s online warehouse of all publicly available data about potential chemical risks to human health and the environment. Aggregates data from over 1000 public sources on over 500,000 environmental chemicals searchable by chemical name, other identifiers and by chemical structure. 

Prenatal origins of cancer

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The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Publication Date: 
2007

Summarizes the scientific research on the relationship between exposure to endocrine disruptors prior to birth and cancer, either in childhood or later life.  Exposures occur in one or both parents prior to conception, or to the mother during pregnancy.  Information is presented in summary form, in graphs, tables and additional analyses. 

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Contains graphs and bibliographical references.

Silent Spring Institute Guide to cohort studies for environmental breast cancer research

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Silent Spring Institute
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Newton, MA, USA

An interactive tool for increasing researchers’ access to critical data from cohort studies. This tool contains key information about 50 ongoing cohort studies in which women’s health status was assessed over time and environmental and other exposure data were either collected or could be derived. Researchers can use the tool to learn more about the studies and gain ideas for potential collaboration.

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Silent Spring Insititute

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research

Staffed by researchers who partner with physicians, public health and community advocates and other scientists to identify and break the links between environmental chemicals and women’s health, especially breast cancer. 

Primary Telephone: 
617.332.4288
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info@silentspring.org
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617.332.4284
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29 Crafts Street
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Newton
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MA
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02458
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USA

Collaborative on Health and the Environment toxicant and disease database

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A searchable database that lists over 200 diseases and conditions associated with exposures to toxic chemicals, including endocrine disruptors. The data are categorized by strength of scientific evidence (strong, good or limited). The database is updated as new data are published in scientific literature reviews. The database does not include information about the route, timing, duration, or amount of exposure, but refers researchers to research sources for this information. 

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Supplementary information relating to the chemicals identified is available through the Portal to Science on the CHE website: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/cgi-bin/portal.cgi

Environmental Health Perspectives

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A monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news published by the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. EHP's mission is to serve as a forum for the discussion of the interrelationships between the environment and human health by publishing in a balanced and objective manner the best peer-reviewed research and most current and credible news of the field. With an impact factor of 6.09, EHP is the top monthly journal in public, environmental, and occupational health and the third-ranked monthly journal in environmental sciences.

EHP publishes articles from a wide range of scientific disciplines encompassing basic research; epidemiologic studies; risk assessment; relevant ethical, legal, social, environmental justice, and policy topics; longitudinal human studies; in vitro and in vivo animal research with a clear relationship to human health; and environmental medicine case reports. Because children are uniquely sensitive to their environments, EHP devotes a research section specifically to issues surrounding children's environmental health.

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http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/feedbackCreate.action?page=%252Fstatic%252Fcontact.action
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USA

Obesogens: an environmental link to obesity

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Wendee Holtcamp
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120:a62-a68
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Environmental Health Perspectives
Publication Date: 
February 1, 2012

An excellent introduction to the science of obesogenics that discusses the work of several of its principal researchers. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Cumulative impacts project

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Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) and the Collaborative on Health and the Enivronment (CHE)

Collects the latest science, emerging best practices, analytical tools, and legal shifts that can reduce cumulative harm from environmental factors to our planet, our communities, and ourselves. These three scopes represent different aspects of the problem of cumulative impacts and leverage points for addressing it. They also overlap and affect each other. Together they call for new precautionary decision structures and initiatives aimed at reducing total environmental impacts.

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