EarthRose Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2013

Breast Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

If we know the potential risks of certain lifestyle behaviors on developing breast cancer, we can better understand and choose preventative measures that can reduce our risk.... (more)

ADVOCACY & ACTION:

Environmental Health and Prevention Strategies

An Overview of Environmental Health and Prevention Strategies - Choose your food wisely- eat as organically as possible, and limit animal fats as endocrine disruptors and heavy metals accumulate in the food chain. The higher your animal protein source, the greater the potential toxics load... (more)

Big News!

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Johnson & Johnson, makers of Aveeno, Neutrogena, ROC, Clean & Clear, Purpose and Johnson's Baby Shampoo, to agree to phase out chemicals that can cause cancer and harm our health from its baby AND adult products in 57 countries around the world! (more)

The Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Exposure Elimination Act of 2011
The Act addresses one of the most serious threats to the security and economy of our country: the health and well-being of our children...
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Healing the Planet: The Bigger Picture
The Story of Stuff

The Story of Cosmetics

Breast Cancer - The Estrogen Connection
Videos from the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors - Cornell University

Children's Health & the Environment

$76B in Pediatric Healthcare Costs Linked to Environmental Factors
Diseases in children caused by environmental contaminants - many of them preventable - cost an estimated $76.6 billion in 2008, according to a report in today's edition of the journal Health Affairs. (more)

Children's Health: Better Regulation Of Toxic Chemicals

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for an overhaul of the nation's chemical management policy, saying the existing system fails to protect children and pregnant women, who are most vulnerable (more)

Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Are your Cleaning Products Safe?
What's Hiding in Your Cleaning Products? - a report by Women's Voices for the Earth.

Is Susan G. Komen Denying the BPA-Breast Caner Link? (see article)

A Healing Garden Grows in Bhopal
The Sambhavna Trust Clinic provides free medical care to survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal.

The Disappearing Male - CBC Documentary
"We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our children's children are the experimental subjects."
Dr. Herbert Needleman

The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.
Click here to view the CBC documentary

Parents, Doctors, Nurses to Johnson & Johnson: Make Safer Baby Products

Concerned about cancer-causing chemicals, more than 40 organizations representing 1.7 million parents, health care providers and environmental health advocates delivered a letter today to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) urging the company to remove toxic ingredients from its popular baby products. (more)

Victory for Safer Baby Products

"On Monday, November 1st, 2011, the campaign sent Johnson & Johnson a letter, signed by about 25 environmental, medical and other groups representing about 3.5 million people in the U.S. and other countries. It urges the company to publicly commit by Nov. 15 to removing the chemicals from all personal care products worldwide." - Associated Press

Through meetings, letters, calls and grassroots mobilization, we've been pushing Johnson & Johnson for safer baby products for more than two years, and this week the company answered. In response to our report, Baby's Tub Is Still Toxic, J&J released a statement saying it's phasing two carcinogenic chemicals out of its baby products worldwide: formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and 1,4-dioxane.

Women's EHN News Feed

Women's Health (more)

Scientists warn that chemicals may be altering breast development

Exposure to chemicals early in life may alter how breast tissue develops and raise the risks of breast cancer and lactation...
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Children's EHN News Feed

Children's Health (more)

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