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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.


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

In The News



Prevention Is The Cure

April G Hannan, Karen Joy Miller 10.25.2012

Bisphenol A (BPA), is frequenting the news lately with relation to plastic containers; but did you know that most of your thermal printed receipts from gas stations, ATMS, restaurants, and retail stores contain BPA? BPA is a known endocrine disruptor,(ED). The Endocrine system regulates hormones within the body that influence every cell, tissue, organ and function in our bodies. The system regulates mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. An endocrine disruptor is a chemical that alters normal function of this system. ED’s function in 2 ways, by mimicking hormones produced by the endocrine system and others block these hormones from doing their job.

The 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found BPA in 93% of 2517 urine samples from people six years and older.