Environmental Toxins Threaten Reproductive Health and Justice

Amidst the hard-fought battles to protect and expand access to basic reproductive health care, including abortion care and contraception, we don’t often stop to connect the dots between reproductive health and environmental health. This is due partly to the siloed nature of our two movements, and to the historically defensive nature of work to protect … Continued

Breast Cancer Risks & the Environment: So Much We Don’t Know

In December, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach.1 Commissioned by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, the report reviewed evidence on breast cancer and the environment, explained the difficulties of studying how environmental factors affect breast cancer risk, and recommended both … Continued