This section contains information that individuals and organizations can use to raise awareness about the possible links between environmental exposures early in a girl’s life and how they may affect her breast cancer risk later.
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Material include brochures, flyers, advertisements, and an online quiz intended to raise awareness about ongoing research to explore the relationship between environmental exposures in young girls and breast cancer risk later in life and steps that can be taken now that may reduce this risk.
Materials include a brochure, background information about the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), talking points for use with health professionals to raise their awareness about the relationship between early puberty, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, lifestyle, and breast cancer risk as well as tips for motivating change in parents and caregivers. There is also a monograph that provides an overview of recent research findings from the BCERP and others that are applicable to health professionals.
Materials include a brochure, background information about the BCERP, talking points about breast cancer and the environment as an urgent public health priority, as well as the connection between early puberty, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and lifestyle with breast cancer risk. This toolkit also contains a sample press release, story ideas, and BCERP contact information.
Most of the materials are in a format that can be adapted locally. Individuals and organizations may wish to tailor the wording and/or images in these materials to better meet the needs of local populations. To assist with this adaptation, we have developed a set of guidelines for tailoring the BCERP materials for use in your local community. These materials are based on scientific findings and may need review by someone familiar with breast cancer research if altered significantly from the original.
Note: We have made every effort to make all downloadable materials Section 508 compliant. Should you experience any difficulty downloading or reading the materials, please contact us.