Creating Healthy Environments
Priority: Decrease involuntary environmental exposures that put people at risk for breast cancer. While many breast cancer organizations offer advice on how individuals can reduce their voluntary exposures to carcinogens, the policy changes needed to eliminate these exposures for everyone require a broader social justice approach that BCA has always provided and will continue to provide. While people in some cases can avoid consuming dairy products that come from cows treated with rBGH—a growth hormone that is bad for our health, and the use of which has been linked to breast cancer—our work focuses on getting companies to change their practices so no one is exposed to rBGH-induced dairy products. We do this work by giving people the tools to demand the changes necessary to protect everyone from dangerous exposures.