About This Project
The Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer project explores the intimidating and often confusing scientific information covering areas of risk that are not frequently discussed in physicians’ offices or in traditional cancer resources. Developed by a team of Vassar students and professionals, it represents an extraordinary collaboration of scientific, artistic and technical talents all dedicated to presenting, as clearly as is possible, this complex field.
It is our goal to make this site as attractive, informative, and intuitive as possible. Included are descriptions of potentially dangerous environmental factors, scientific evidence linking these factors to breast cancer, original animations to illustrate scientific concepts raised by the data, references for those of you who want to dig deeper, and practical suggestions to help you lower your exposures to these risks.
Now available in both English and Spanish, this site is meant to engage and educate. Please be in touch with questions or comments.
- USAToday: Are common chemicals to blame?
- WAMC: Janet Gray, director of the ERBC project, is interviewed by Joe Donahue of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
- La Prensa: Factores ambientales del cáncer de seno English
- Vassar College: La edición online en español refleja las actualizaciones más recientes de la aclamada iniciativa de salud pública de Vassar College, el proyecto Riesgos Ambientales y Cáncer de Mama. English
- The Daily Green: How to prevent breast cancer: 20 risk factors Español