Breast cancer and cosmetics

Breast reconstruction

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lorna Zabach
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the pro's and con's of post treatment surgery. 

Cornelia Dum

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Women with particular health conditions
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Private foundation
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English
Français
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Health promotion

A not-for-profit, non-subsidized and independent Montreal website founded in 2009, dedicated to women touched by breast cancer and committed to reveal the possible environmental causes related to cancer, in particular the conventional products of hygiene, beauty care and cosmetics.

Email Address: 
info@corneliadum.com
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Country: 
Canada

Book review - Breasts: A natural and unnatural history

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English
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Compte rendu de livre - Breasts: A natural and unnatural History
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Reviews the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams. Breasts examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body.

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Femme Toxic

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English
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Online
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Breast Cancer Action Montreal
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

A campaign whose goal  is to educate young Canadian women about the toxins in cosmetic and personal care products that are detrimental to human health and can increase the risk of cancer and other health-related disorders. Seeks also to provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. 

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Pathways to breast cancer: a case study for innovation in chemical safety evaluation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Megan Schwarzman
Sarah Janssen
Publisher: 
Regents of the University of California
Publication Date: 
2010

A report of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project, arising because proposed legislation in the US calls for disclosure of information about the toxicity of industrial chemicals. Investigates how such efforts could help identify chemicals that may raise the risk of breast cancer. Includes a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach, that provides a methodology for identifying substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.

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Download summary and full report from their website.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Day in the life

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English
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En Ligne
Film
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Silent Spring Insitute

A short online video that follows a woman as she goes through her day, and identifies the toxic substances that she encounters throughout her day. 

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Fairly foul

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English
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En Ligne
Film
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YWCA Muskoka
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Muskoka, ON

A documentary highlighting some of the hidden hazards in health and beauty products, including interviews with groups working to educate and empower Canadian consumers. Contributing groups include Environmental Defence, Femme Toxic, Love the Label, and Breast Cancer Action Montreal. 

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Fairly Foul is also available in a higher resolution version at vimeo.com. For more information about the film, or to receive resource material related to the film, please contact YWCA Muskoka at 705-645-9827 or fairlyfoul@ywcamuskoka.com

State of the evidence 2010: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Online
Author: 
Janet Gray, Ph.D.
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6th ed.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

This edition of the Breast Cancer Fund's landmark report summarizes and evaluates the scientific evidence linking exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments to increased breast cancer risk. It also links the science to actions we can take to reduce the risk.

Includes a new advocacy section, From Science to Action, by Janet Nudelman M.A. and Connie Engel, Ph.D.

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Available to download for free from their website
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Includes bibliographic references. 132 pp

Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)

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All women
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Educational Institution
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English
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Research

One of four centers nationwide that studies the environmental causes of breast cancer by focusing on mammary gland development during puberty when the breast may be especially vulnerable to environmental influences. The Center is based at the University of California San Francisco under the leadership of Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Primary Telephone: 
415.514.8183
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Email Address: 
bayarea@bcerc.org
Street Address: 
University of California, San Francisco
Addt'l Street Address: 
Box 0560
City: 
San Francisco
Province: 
CA
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94143-0560
Country: 
USA

Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)

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English
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Cosmetiques sécuritaires (Action cancer du sein de Montréal )
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Online

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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