First Quarter Moms with a Mission

For the first quarter of 2009 our Moms with a Mission focus is for breast cancer awareness and research.

Our topic for this week is The Role of the Environment - Environmental and Preventable Causes of Breast Cancer

Fewer than 10 percent of breast cancers occur in woman with a genetic predisposition to the disease. Even when all traditional risk factors-including genetic predisposition, reproductive history, diet, exercise, and alcohol-are aggregated, more than half of the U.S. breast cancers remain unexplained. The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) belives that environmental exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation are increasing breast cancer risk. We need to get people talking about breast cancer prevention and reducing these environmental exposures.

About the Breast Cancer Fund- In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes from the disease. Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but ab public health priority that demands action from all.

web: http://www.breastcancerfund.org

blog: http://breastcancerfund.typepad.com/

**source of article from Luna (Clifbar).

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