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The Politics of Breast Cancer with Samantha King

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Samantha King

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Pink Ribbon campaign is in full swing. The signs are everywhere – even the NFL teams are wearing pink shoes and pink gloves and pink armbands to remind people about breast cancer…..as if people need to be reminded about it.

Millions of people are going to be marching this month for BC awareness, and to raise money for research. So we’ve got all this awareness, and a ton of money pouring in for the fight against breast cancer, so how are we doing? Well….not as well as we should. In fact, we’re not  really making any progress at all.

On this edition of Green Street, Patti and Doug talk with author  Samantha King about her new book – and now movie! – Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk with Dr. Richard Clap

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Dr. Richard Clapp

The President’s Cancer Panel weighed In On Cancer and the Environment.

The President’s Cancer Panel found that environmental links to cancer have been grossly underestimated. In its annual report, the panel cites industrial and manufacturing sources, agricultural sources, exposures from modern lifestyles and medical sources as significant contributors to this national epidemic.

Join us as we discuss the report with Dr. Richard Clapp, Professor of Environmental Health at  Boston University’s School of Public Health.