Posts with Type: Report

Alcohol

Alcohol Consumption Alcohol consumption increases a woman’s risk for breast cancer. Even light drinking increases risk. By limiting how much you drink, you can reduce your risk. Science Summary Research strongly links drinking alcoholic beverages with higher risk of...

Chemicals in Consumer Products

Chemicals in Consumer Products Everyday consumer products like beauty products, cleaning products, and food packaging can contain harmful chemicals linked to breast cancer. By switching to safer alternatives, you can reduce your risk. Science Summary Scientific...

Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition Eating more whole foods and less processed foods can reduce the risk of breast cancer and other chronic diseases. Science Summary The more we limit eating processed meat, and foods that are high in saturated fat, salt, and sugar — and increase our...

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Breastfeeding protects mothers against all types of breast cancer because it causes protective physiological changes in the breast. The longer one breastfeeds, the greater the protective benefit. Science Summary Breastfeeding includes combination feeding...

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...

Race, Power, and Inequities

Race, Power, and Inequities Breast cancer incidence is not distributed equally among different ethnic or racial communities or groups, due to a number of complex, often interrelated factors. Race, Power, and Inequities is considered a foundational risk factor because...

California Breast Cancer Plan: Paths to Prevention

At a Glance Paths to Prevention is California’s action plan to reduce breast cancer incidence. The goal: fewer women hear the words “you have breast cancer.” It offers systemic interventions, rather than individual actions, to stem rising breast cancer rates. ...

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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