Eco-me And The Safeway Foundation Partner For Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2012-solid converter

Health In 2005, Robin Kay Levines sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35.Having no history of the disease in their family, they looked to environmental factors as the causeand the concern that these harmful chemicals were increasing risk of breast cancer.Once they removed standard chemical household cleaners from their home, Robin created healthy cleaning products, eco-friendly green alternatives to replace the chemicals, and Eco-Me was born This year, Eco-Me is partnering with the Safeway Foundation, the charitable arm of Safeway Corporation, to raise funds in October for breast cancer research, and to raise public awareness of the disease. Some startling facts: – According to the Dr. Lee Davis, former adviser to the Secretary of State, by reducing environmental carcinogens alone, we would save at least 50,000 lives taken by cancer annually. – Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. – As noted by the Consumer Product Safety Board, of the most common chemicals found in homes, 150 have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities. – According to The American Cancer Society, "Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six; most brands of liquid dish soap contain formaldehyde and ammonia. Recent research has found that chemicals in every day household and personal care products act as endocrine mimicking compounds, these chemicals increase estrogen levels and the risk of breast cancer. Look for Paraben-free and Pthalate-free products. Some facts about breast cancer and environmental risk factors: – 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.[i] – Established risk factors (such as gender, age, and genetic disposition) for breast cancer account for less than half of all cases of the disease, and 70% of those diagnosed will have no identifiable risk factors. – According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air within homes can be significantly more polluted than the outdoor air, caused in part by toxins found in household cleaning products. – A Swedish study has shown that older women with the highest exposure to cadmium, a carcinogen that gets into food via fertilizers, had a 21% greater risk of developing the disease.[ii] – With current detection methods, medication, and treatment options available for those diagnosed with breast cancer, the five-year-survival rate now stands at 89%.[iii] We encourage you to assess your homes risk factors and take action to make your home safe. Eco-Me products are made with safe and natural ingredients, and our packaging wont leach toxins down the drain or in your home. Avoiding synthetic fragrances and strong chemical preservatives make Eco-Me cleaning products the safe and effective choice, relying on vinegar and essential oils to clean toxin-free. Through their 2011 in-store campaign, the Safeway Foundation, in collaboration with hundreds of product vendors, raised a total of $14.5 million dollars, and an overall total of $108 million to date. Funds are given to top cancer research centers in the US and Canada, contributing to cutting-edge trials and programs. Contributions also support aggressive breast cancer awareness and detection program, including regional mobile mammography program partnerships, which provide hundreds of women with free or low-cost mammography screenings. Because of advances in early detection and treatment, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. Eco-Me is proud to partner with the Safeway Foundation to raise awareness and find a cure. [i] National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health .www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/probability-breast-cancerHowlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, et. al. (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 19752009 (Vintage 2009 Populations), National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. [ii] Prevention and Epidemiology: Dietary Cadmium Exposure and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study. Authors Bettina Julin, AlicjaWolk, Leif Bergkvist, MatteoBottai, and Agnetakesson Cancer Res March 15, 2012 72:1459-1466; doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-0735 .cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/72/6/1459.figures-only [iii] Breast Cancer Facts & Figures, a publication of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia. ..cancer../Research/CancerFactsFigures/BreastCancerFactsFigures/breast-cancer-facts-and-figures-2011-2012 About the Author: 相关的主题文章: