Breast cancer is the most prevalent kind of cancer in the world, and medical practitioners are keen to stress the role diet, exercise, and environmental pollution play in its development. However, there is an increasingly popular theory that anxiety, depression, and stress also contribute to breast cancer. Traumatic life events can lead to depression, which in turn increases the risk of developing breast cancer. This is the central premise of Foiled Creative Fire by Heather Goodare.Continue reading The Lives of Historic Women Demonstrate a Link between Mental Health and Breast Cancer
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From Pink to Prevention signs open letter to Cancer Research UK
FPTP joined a large group of academics, environmental and health and safety organisations in an open letter to Cancer Research UK.
The letter inquired about their plans for the primary prevention of cancer. Earlier this year, the European Cancer Leagues produced a position paper setting out core principles and a framework that should be at the heart of every cancer plan. Because of CRUK’s membership of the ECL we are interested to hear more about their plans.
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PLEASE JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER UNISON London NW1
Join us on Wed 17 Oct 5pm.
An Invitation to ‘Make the Connection’ UNISON HQ 130 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AY
An Exhibition of Original Work by Diana Ward, marking Breast Cancer ‘Prevention’ Month. Exhibition, Reception, Speakers
We’re delighted that UNISON are hosting (with reception) a new exhibition of 25 original cartoon works by From Pink to Prevention co-founder Diana Ward. Diana’s art-work is a unique way into the subject of the politics of breast cancer and it reflects on the decades of scientific evidence linking environmental and occupational risk factors to breast cancer.
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New report from Breast Cancer Prevention Partners reveals the hidden toxic ingredients in fragrance products
Ever think about what’s in the fragrances we use daily, you know the ones we liberally spray, and rub onto our bodies, or those we use to scent our hair and mask the smell of sweat? Do we give a second thought to those we use to ‘clean’ our homes and ‘freshener’ our indoor air or what about the ones we are repeatedly exposed to at work?
Today a new landmark report released by the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners – Right to Know: Exposing Toxic Fragrance Chemicals in Beauty, Personal Care and Cleaning Products – reveals the shocking truth. Unlabelled harmful fragrance chemicals linked to breast and other cancers, reproductive and neurological disorders and adverse impacts on the respiratory system are hidden in the personal care and cleaning products such as shampoos and deodorants.
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Don’t play hard Brexit with our health – House of Lords.
In light of the upcoming debate in the House of Lords on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th March discussing what will happen to UK chemicals regulations after Brexit, From Pink to Prevention calls on the Lords not play hard Brexit with our health. For the sake of the health of current and future generations, we hope the Lords will ultimately vote to keep the UK under current and upcoming European pesticide and chemicals regulations. Continue reading Don’t play hard Brexit with our health – House of Lords.
Brexit – no excuse for playing politics with our health.
As the country stumbles towards a shambolic and increasingly disastrous Brexit and just when we thought things can’t get any worse, a leaked government impact assessment report reiterates how the UK will be worse off after Brexit under every scenario studied. The assessment, called the EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing details the fact that almost every sector and UK region will be negatively impacted, with chemicals, clothing, manufacturing, food and drink being hardest hit, after we Brexit. Continue reading Brexit – no excuse for playing politics with our health.