Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program
Welcome to the e-Update for the Breast Cancer and Environmental
Risk Factors Program in New York State (BCERF). This is a service provided
by BCERF to keep our sponsors and supporters informed of changes and
additions to the website. Thank you for your interest in our program and
BCERF strives to provide information on environmental risk factors
and the risk of breast cancer and other hormonal dependent cancers. We
provide information in a variety of forms that allows our readers to make
informed decisions for the reduction of breast cancer risk.
To Drop: If you no longer wish to receive the eUpdate please
notify the webmaster. Email: MS154 at cornell.edu All you need is "remove
from eUpdate" in the subject line.
To Add: If you know of someone who might like to receive the
eUpdate they can add themselves to the list by visiting
http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/ Click on the button "Response Page".
The e-Update sign-up is located at the bottom of the page.
BCERF IS RECOGNIZED BY HON Code?
Early in July the BCERF website was awarded the right to display the HON
Code logo. This award certifies that the BCERF website provides accurate
health information. It also assures our readers that we comply with a set
of ethical standards defined by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON).
HON describes its mission as "to guide lay persons or non-medical users and
medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health
POLY AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS AND BREAST CANCER RISK
Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are found everywhere in the environment.
The role of these chemicals in the risk of breast cancer has become a topic
of interest in the scientific community. BCERF now offers consumers a new
fact sheet on the role of PAHs in the risk of breast cancer. To read this
fact sheet go to
<http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/factsheet/general/fs41.PAH.cfm> we have
also posted a bibliography on PAHs to compliment this fact sheet. The
bibliography is available from the fact sheet or you can go there directly
FACT SHEETS SUMMARIZE CRITICAL EVALUATIONS FOR CONSUMERS
Three of our newest fact sheets summarize our most recent efforts in
evaluating the breast cancer risk associated with hormone replacement
therapy, and PAHs. We are also proud to announce a revised version of our
fact sheet evaluating DDT and breast cancer risk. All of these fact sheets
are available from the fact sheet directory on the BCERF web at -
RESPONSE TO ANTIPERSPIRANT EMAIL URBAN LEGEND
Many of our readers have seen or received an email about a rumored
connection between antiperspirants and breast cancer. This urban legend
circulates within electronic communities, spreading false information. To
find out the real facts read the BCERF response to the antiperspirant and
breast cancer myth.
THE RIBBON' TAKES A LOOK AT STATE PESTICIDE REPORTING LAW
The most recent issue of "The Ribbon" takes a look at the New York state
pesticide reporting law. The reporting law is examined from several view
points. To read the comments and debate on the value of this legislation
go to <http://www.cfe.cornell.edu/bcerf/newsletter/ribbonChrono.cfm>
M. Stewart <ms154 at cornell.edu>
BCERF / Cornell University
101 Rice Hall
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