Skip to main content


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 (

Carmi Orenstein, M.P.H.
Assistant Director and Health Educator


  1. BCERF Tool Kit, Environment and Breast Cancer: Teaching Tools for Change, April 2002 Co-author on two of the Tool Kit Spotlights:
    Talking Around the Table: Chemicals in the Home
    Talking about Pesticides in the Home and in the Neighborhood
  2. BCERF Tip Sheets, July 2001 Lead author on two low-literacy, action-oriented risk reduction publications: Pesticides in Your Environment Using Home and Garden Products More Safely
  3. Contributor, What's the Risk? Pesticides in Homes & Communities, a project of the Environmental Risk Analysis Program, 2000-2001.
    Contributed to overall design of module and prepared initial draft of section on epidemiology in this web-based tutorial.
  4. Editor, The Ribbon, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1996 and continuing.
    Solicits articles for, edits, and writes all BCERF news articles for all issues.
  5. Orenstein, C.: Using NCI's Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States 1950-94 and Cancer Mortality Maps and Graphs Web Site: Some Cautions and the Example of Black versus White Women's Mortality Rates, In: The Ribbon, BCERF Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter 2002, pp. 1-5.
  6. Denham, J. and Orenstein, C.: Reducing Pesticide Exposure in the Home and Garden: Alternatives and Proper and Legal Use Resource Sheet, Fact Sheet no. 5, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Revised, October, 1999.
  7. Orenstein, C. and Parpia, B.: Understanding Breast Cancer Rates, Fact Sheet no. 4, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, August 1997.

      dot Staff:  Carmi Orenstein:   Publications | Professional Associations