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The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The promise of prevention and the hope for healing

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An article by Carolyn Raffensperger in Kosmos

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  1. SEHN Summer Networker is Here!

      SEHN Networker Volume 19 (3) Summer 2014 A Great Place to Start! SEHN has always been fearless in tackling difficult problems, and our members are fearless too. Supporters like you understand the value of rigorous problem-solving work in service to communities who are fighting for their very existence. Addressing environmental problems can feel daunting….Read More →

  2. Women’s Congress Monthly briefing call with Osprey Orielle Lake

    Join us on Thursday, June 12th at 12:00-1:00 CST for a call with Osprey Orielle Lake, author and international environmental and peace advocate. To RSVP for the call, please email KButler AT FutureFirst DOT us   As founder of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) and the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC),…Read More →

  3. Join Dr. Peter Montague on Thursday, June 12th.

    We hope you will join us for this week’s conversation with Dr. Peter Montague: Using Cumulative Impacts Analysis to Protect Public Health. Dr. Peter Montague, an historian and journalist dedicated to environmental health and justice, will present on Thursday June 12, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern on why cumulative impacts analysis is needed…Read More →

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Recent Blog

  1. Expert panel says further action needed to lower unsafe phthalate levels

    by Ted Schettler MD, MPH Phthalates are a family of chemicals used in many consumer products, mainly as softeners of plastics and sometimes as solvents. As a result, human exposures are ubiquitous. In recent years, many laboratory and epidemiologic studies have shown that some phthalates can cause a variety of adverse health effects. In response,…Read More →

  2. Art is Not Optional

    By Carolyn Raffensperger The first time I realized the impact of the arts on my life as an activist was after a big loss in the Illinois legislature over public lands on Lake Michigan. At the time I was the State Field Representative for the Sierra Club. I had worked hard lobbying to oppose the…Read More →

  3. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!

    Another Victory for Cleaner Air Ted Schettler MD, MPH Science and Environmental Health Network   This month the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC upheld EPA’s 2012 decision to tighten air quality standards for fine particulate air pollution (PM 2.5) by lowering the annual average limit from 15 to 12 microgm/m3.[i] The EPA selected…Read More →

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