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At a recent Breast Cancer Fund event, I was startled to learn that the state of Washington has the highest incidence of women with breast cancer. Therefore, I am posting a few items about this important topic.
First of all, many studies are showing that one of the causes of breast cancer may be environmental pollutants.
Our state has many problems with air, water, and soil contamination. Think radwaste in the Columbia, PCB's in the Duwamish and Puget Sound, Dioxins in the air...The Breast Cancer Fund is located in San Francisco, but has begun an outreach branch in Seattle. You can donate at the website, or email them for ideas of how to help.
Inform yourself. This is not only a Washington state topic, it is a world-wide problem.
For more information on environmental causes of breast cancer go to The Breast Cancer Fund
and learn about their campaign to keep toxins out of our communities.
Download the State of the Evidence report from the same website. Hand it on to doctors, teachers, researchers, and citizens in your area.
Join the campaign for safer cosmetics. Visit the campaign site
and learn what is in deodorants, make-up, hairsprays, and other household beauty products.
Climb Mount Rainier or support someone who is. Download an application from the Breast Cancer Fund today. 40 men and women will Climb Against the Odds to raise $500,000 to eliminate environmental causes of the disease.And related information on a study you or someone you know can take part in:
There is a NIH study being done on sisters of breast cancer victims to determine some of the causes of this disease. info here at NWCN.