HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth:
This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.
Road Map for Prevention mission statement
Road Map for Prevention is a part of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition’s environmental education program providing stream of current health information to cancer survivors and their families, promoting a dialogue among communities to help reduce toxic exposures while encouraging a new generation of health professionals. The Road Map for Prevention provides evidence based knowledge to diverse population regarding risk factors of disease and how to optimize health.
INCLUDES: Toxic Triggers Chart, Look Before You L.E.A.P Educational Materials, I Am Fed Naturally, Organic Lawn Flag Program, Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program; and Survey Mapping Publication
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences produces a monthly newsletter
that highlights environmental influences that effect our health.
Please take some time to view their monthly publication through their website
|Suffolk County, Safer Sales Slip Signed in to Law|
April G Hannan Jan 4, 2012
January 3rd, Suffolk County passed a measure that bans using receipts coated with the chemical Bisphenol A, BPA. The Safer Sales Slip Act is a first in the nation ban.
Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern's Safer Sales Slip Act was signed into law by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at Jackson’s Restaurant, a local business that is committed to using BPA-free cash register receipts to protect public health. This law prohibits the use of thermal sales receipts that contain the chemical BPA. BPA has been connected to a myriad of health problems for adults, children and unborn babies. Research shows connections to cancers of the breast and prostate, endocrine disorders, learning disabilities, obesity and diabetes. BPA enters the body through the skin and hand to mouth contact, and is detectable in more than 93% of the population