Breast Cancer Fund http://www.breastcancerfund.org/ This organization’s goal is to use the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures to educate the public and advocate for change. This site includes tips for reducing your risk of breast cancer, including information on safe cosmetics, home products, diet, healthcare choices and more.
Cleaning Products (from: Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer) http://erbc.vassar.edu/erbc/movingforward/practicalsuggestions/cleaningproducts/recipes.html
Created in collaboration by faculty, students and technical professional, this site offers (among other things) numerous cleaning product recipes.
Learn more about CSA farms.
Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/
The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide the public with information to better protect public health and the environment. This site offers detailed information on personal care products (sunscreens, cosmetics, shampoos…) and other products to aid consumers in making healthy informed decisions. In addition to providing information to help consumers protect their families, EWG uses its research to “bring to light unsettling facts, shame and shake up polluters and their lobbyists, rattle politicians and shape policy.” You can sign a petition at this site to show support for “The Safe Chemicals Act."
Hunter, Linda Mason, & Halpin, Mikki. (2005). Green Clean. New York: Melcher Media.
Step-by-step guide to cleaning using nontoxic, ecofriendly products. Includes recipes, a stain guide and product guide. This book is water and stain resistant which makes it a convenient reference to keep handy near your cleaning supplies.
Healthy Child, Healthy World http://healthychild.org/
A family who lost their four-year old daughter to an environmental cancer founded this non-profit organization. The goal of Healthy Child, Healthy World is to educate the public about environmental risks and advocate for change. This organization provides information on a number of topics related to creating a green environment for your child this includes an “Eat Healthy” with healthy recipes and shopping tips. In addition, Healthy Child, Healthy World offers a kit for hosting an Our Healthy Home Party ($20)
Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health http://www.mnceh.org/
The Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health is a coalition of health professionals, health-affected groups, environmental organizations, and others dedicated to a safe and less toxic world for Michigan's children.
NCI Publications Locator
President's Cancer Panel 2008-2009 Annual Report: Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now. National Cancer Institute. https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/detail.aspx?prodid=P227
Use this site to order a free copy of Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now. Also a great site for numerous other free publications from the National Cancer Institute.
Our Stolen Future
Colborn, Theo, Dumanoski, Dianne & Myers, John Peterson. (1997). Our Stolen Future. New York: Plume.
Theo Colburn the protagonist and co-author of this book developed the now widely accepted Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis. She hypothesized that man-made chemicals were interfering with the body’s own hormones, posing the greatest hazard to the developing fetus. This book has been called an “environmental thriller,” and reads more like fiction than non-fiction. It is written in unscientific language, easily accessible to all readers.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families http://www.saferchemicals.org/
This coalition lobbies for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Concerned individuals can use this site, to create and send a message to congressmen in support of reform. This site also offers information on toxic chemicals and their health effects as well as detailed information and up-to-date articles concerning the TSCA.
What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic WorldJenkins, McKay. (2011). What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World. New York: Random House.
After a cancer scare, author, McKay Jenkins, set off to discover the truth about toxic chemicals in our water, bodies, homes and yards.
Women’s Voices for the Earth http://www.womensvoices.org/
Women’s Voices for the Earth is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that impact women’s health by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies. Available for purchase on this website is a kit for hosting a green cleaning party.