Post By BCPP Staff
Think voting has nothing to do with your health and breast cancer? Think again! We know most breast cancer is not due to genetics, but rather other factors like environmental exposures. Our the laws and regulations that govern the environment we live in have a huge impact on breast cancer risk levels and outcomes. And, our recently released plan for reducing breast cancer in California, Paths to Prevention, includes whole sections on how our elected officials can help to foster safer and healthier environments for us to live, work, and play. Now it’s crucial that we elect the right people to help build a healthier world with less breast cancer!
BCPP is a member of the Cancer Free Economy Network, a dynamic, collaborative network that works to accelerate progress towards a society that values healthy communities above profit. In the Network’s words, “It’s time for local, state, and federal officials to put health first and protect communities whose lives are being disproportionately impacted by pollution, toxins, & toxic chemicals. We created this guide to assist you in holding them accountable for decreasing and preventing harmful environmental exposures in your community.”
Download the CFE Network Election Guide on how to talk to elected officials and community leaders about protecting our communities from pollution, toxins, and toxic chemicals, and making public health a priority for all.