The BCERF program on the Cancer Risks of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 2010. No further updates will be made to this web site. Please go Cornell University’s eCommons web site to access BCERF’s archived research and educational materials (http://ecommons.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/14300).
The RibbonVolume 14, Issue 3, Fall 2009
This issue of The Ribbon, our final issue, features words of departure from Associate Director for Translational Research Dr. Suzanne Snedeker, and a summary of our final Regional Cancer and Environment Forum. We provide information and resources on work that was in progress addressing chemicals with evidence of breast carcinogenicity in consumer products, and also in school settings. We outline the latest postings on our website and plans to archive BCERF material.
BCERF Cancer and Environment Regional Forum
VIEW the summary of the Fall 2009 Forum that took place at Weill Hall on the Cornell University Ithaca Campus on September 22, 2009.
Summaries of all Cancer and Environment Forums are available on our Summary Archive web page.
BCERF Brief for Teachers in English and Spanish Breastfeeding and Other Reproductive Factors for Breast Cancer, and its Spanish counterpart, La Lactancia Materna y Otros Factores Reproductivos de Riesgo para el Cáncer del Seno are now available. The Brief results from our ongoing collaboration with education professionals in New York State.
Turf Pesticides and Cancer Risk
A new educational resource has been developed for landscaping professionals. This "BCERF Brief for Landscaping Professionals on Understanding the Cancer Risk of Turf and Lawn Care Pesticides" (Turf Brief) includes information on how cancer risk is assessed, how to find out cancer information on pesticides used in turf care and landscaping, and advice on improving communication with co-workers, clients and the community.