Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Preventing Breast Cancer

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month a campaign highlighting how women can prevent breast cancer has been launched. The campaign is called Pure Prevention. TreeHugger has a summary of the program as well.

In my opinion, there appears to be an increasing link between how we live and our health. This sounds obvious for things like obesity and heart conditions but the environmental and lifestyle link to cancer is gaining more prominence. The idea of a "green lifestyle" is about more than saving polar bears and sticking it to corporations. It's about living healthier today and not leaving a toxic legacy for future generations. We should be pursuing the best available ways to minimize our impact on the environment rather than finding excuses as to why things are not feasible. The solutions we have today may not solve all the problems but they are better than what we have been doing up to this point.

3 comments:

Walter said...

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-Walter

FeButterfly said...

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erik k said...

women & breast cancer-
don't use deodorant and antiperspirant, women who shave their arms and then apply deodorant directly after a virtual putting the toxic chemicals right into their body. The aluminum in some deodorants gets absorbed into little cuts created by shaving, which can cause cell mutation in the breast tissue. I don't have any big studies or test results to cite on this one, but just as far as im concerned its just another hazardous product that we don't need which has been marked to us in a way that makes us feel like there is something wrong with the oder our bodies create and that we need to be ashamed.
deodorant = breast cancer