Posts with Type: Report

Breastfeeding

At a Glance Breastfeeding protects mothers against all types of breast cancer, as it causes protective physiological changes in the breast. The longer one breastfeeds, the greater the protective benefit. However, social, cultural and economic factors discourage and...

A Guide to Cleaning Product Ingredients

Opening the Black Box This guide aims to make it easier to understand what’s on a cleaning product ingredient label and what’s changing as a result of the California Cleaning Product Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2017 (CA SB 258). While many green...

Alcohol: A Breast Cancer Risk Factor

At a Glance Alcohol is causally related to breast cancer, in a dose-dependent manner. Risk appears to be higher among heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, but even light drinkers have elevated risk compared to non-drinkers. Few studies have explored whether these...

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

At a Glance These factors can increase or decrease breast cancer risk. While some factors increase the risk of breast cancer, others are protective, meaning they reduce breast cancer risk. Factors that influence breast cancer risk include: Lifestyle factors like diet...

Race, Power, and Inequities

At a Glance Breast cancer incidence is not distributed equally among different ethnic or racial communities or groups, due to a number of complex, often interrelated factors. For example, Black women are twice as likely as White women to be diagnosed with...

Paths to Prevention: California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan

At a Glance The first ever comprehensive primary prevention plan for breast cancer. This action plan to reduce 23 breast cancer risk factors offers systemic interventions, rather than individual actions, to stem rising breast cancer rates.  BCPP hopes Paths to...

Right to Know: Exposing Toxic Fragrance Chemicals Report

Did you know that dozens, sometimes even hundreds, of chemicals can hide under one little word – “fragrance” – on the product labels of beauty and personal care products? And that the F word could lead to serious health consequences. What exactly is hiding...

Work and Breast Cancer

At a Glance We reviewed 142 studies on women’s jobs and workplace exposures. We found evidence that work as flight attendants, physicians and nurses, retail and sales associates, teachers, hairdressers and cosmetologists and production workers may be linked to...

State of the Evidence 2017

At a Glance Background: In this “State of the Evidence” review, published in the journal Environmental Health, we examine the continually expanding and increasingly compelling data linking radiation and various chemicals in our environment to the current...
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