HBCAC NEWSLETTER

 

HBCAC strives for community oriented programs focused on Breast Cancer, Education, Precaution and Prevention.

 


Our Mission is to increase public awareness of environmental links to disease. GAIN support for the “Precautionary Principle” as it applies to public policy, URGE the    public to demand more funding for environmental health research, and ENCOURAGE a “better safe than sorry” attitude toward personal lifestyle. | More

Mounting scientific evidence demonstrates that Lead poisoning, Endocrine disruptors, Air pollution, and Pesticides are the four types of toxins that contribute to the onset of disease. Look before you LEAP provides environmental health information in a manner that is non-threatening, age-appropriate and fun for children and families alike. | More

Enviromental News


 

  • SUFFOLK’S “SAFER SALES SLIP” ACT To Be Signed Into Law
    Leg. Stern’s legislation prohibits use of thermal receipt paper containing BPA
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  • Suffolk County Again Leads the Nation, Banning BPA from Thermal Receipts
    December 4, 2012
    Legislature passes “SAFER SALES SLIP ACT” … continuing to lead the way in Protecting Public Health
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  • Dr. Philip Landrigan addresses recent J & J initiative and need for “Toxic Substance Control Act” reform
    8/15/12.
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  • The New NIEHS Strategic Plan announcement from Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.
    Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
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    We urge everyone to read the plan and accompanying editorial appearing online in Environmental Health Perspectives.

  • Environmental Health Advocates celebrate historic vote, July 25, 2012
    Safe Chemicals Act Passes Senate Committee
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  • FDA makes it official: BPA can’t be used in baby bottle and cups, Tuesday, 7/17/12
    If in 2009, community grassroots organizations such as Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition worked on and witnessed the first in the nation ground-breaking legislation banning the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups, why has the FDA taken so many years to move on this? Protecting the health of our children, should be paramount. For years reputable health organizations like ours have been pushing the FDA to eliminate using Bisphenol A (BPA) in all food containers and cash receipts. | Click here to read more

  • Stroller Brigade Marches on the Capital calling for stricter regulations for children’s products.
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  • The Increase in Thyroid Cancer
    While the incidence of many cancers is declining, thyroid cancer is one that is steadily soaring, especially in women. Nov 18 2011 See full story
  • Study suggests widespread BPA Contamination of paper products, Bisphenol-A (BPA) seems impossible to avoid.
    Researchers detected trace amounts of the estrogen-like compound in a wide variety of paper products most of us touch every day, including toilet paper, paper towels, newspapers and business cards. | See full story
  • CDC scientist: tests needed on gas drilling impact
    One of the government's top scientists says much more research is needed to determine the possible impacts of shale gas drilling on human health and the environment. | See full story
  • The Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) publishes a list of the top ten toxic chemicals suspected to cause autism and learning disabilities
    Last month, the CDC reported that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) now affects 1 of every 88 American children -- a 23% increase from 2006 and a 78% increase from 2002. CDC also reported that ADHD now affects 14% of American children. April 25, 2012 | See full story

  • Breast Cancer and the Environment –
    Report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

    A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, examines the existing literature about breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors. December 9 2011 | See full story

  • Report: More research needed on breast cancer, environment.
    A report calls for more research on the link between environment and breast cancer, and a need to explore the effects of toxic exposures, December 7 2011 | See full story
  • Dangers of environmental contaminants for children and expecting women
    Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, Director of the Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center, speaks to the dangers of environmental contaminants for children and expecting women.
    December 6 2011. | See full story
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Launches Their Roadmap To Protect Public Health! December 5 2011 | See full story
  • BPA Lurks in Canned Soups and Drinks
    Studies have come forth regarding the chemical BPA used in the linings of tin cans. November 23, 2011.
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  • Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act
    Washington, DC – Rep. Steve Israel (D – NY) announced the introduction of the Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act, legislation that will require ingredient labeling for domestic, commercial and institutional cleaning products. Nov 18 2011 | See full story
  • NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum,
    PhD meets with Public Interests Partners

    The NIEHS Public Interest Partners joined in a conversation with NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and staff Dec. 1 in Friendship Heights, Md. While the meeting featured engaging presentations on nanomaterials research by key NIEHS/NTP scientists, the gathering also offered Partners an opportunity to shape the afternoon agenda during an almost three-hour informal lunchtime conversation on a variety of topics…| See full story

  • Chemicals, Pollution...and Cancer.
    With the World Health Organization hinting that cancer could unseat heart disease as the leading cause of death around the world, it’s no surprise that per capita cancer incidence is on the rise globally. In fact, cancer is the only major cause of death that has continued to rise since 1900. Nov 14 2011 See full story

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