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HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth:
Encouraging Guardians of the Future." Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, communities and the world of science.

Enjoy!

Breast Cancer advocate Karen Miller from Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc urges Long Islanders to take notice of this ground braking report Breast Cancer and the Environment, Prioritizing Prevention. This document provides the current science enabling our communities to understand how environmental contaminants affect our health and most importantly how we can eliminate these exposures

Click here to read the full report


Prevention Is The Cure
and Hydrofracturing,
Karen Joy Miller featured In
Cancer inCytes Magazine


Supreme Court Hears Case on Corporate Ownership of Genes, Karen Joy Miller
featured in Newsday

This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.

 
Road Map for Prevention mission statement

HBCACproducts-sm 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
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/
 



In The News

FDA Bans BPA in Packaging of Infant Formula

Published: Jul 11, 2013

By David Pittman, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today

The FDA had decided to ban bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxy resins as coatings in infant formula packaging, saying Thursday in a Federal Register announcement the use has largely been abandoned by manufacturers anyway.

The action came in response to a March 2012 petition from then-Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), saying "manufacturers have intentionally and permanently abandoned the use of food contact surfaces or articles containing BPA in linings of cans of infant formula and in packaging of baby and toddler food."

The petition addressed only packaging for infant formula and not that for other food and beverages; therefore the FDA ruled only on the former. Read More.....