BCERF eUpdate Oct. 31, 2003
ms154 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 31 20:22:38 EST 2003
Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program
Welcome to the e-Update for the Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk
Factors Program in New York State (BCERF). This is a service provided by
BCERF to keep our sponsors and supporters informed of changes and additions
to the website. Thank you for your interest in our program and web site.
NEW RESOURCE: PALS module
The PALS modules (Pesticide Applied Learning Series) makes current
scientific topics on agriculture, the environment and health available to
pesticide safety educators and extension educators. This module explores
the current scientific evidence of whether exposure to the herbicide
atrazine affects the risk of cancer. The module is available in three formats:
1) Guidebook - downloadable as a PDF document
2) Interactive Version - for individualized self study
3) Adaptable Power Point Version - for group presentations.
All three formats are available on the Pesticide Management and Education
Program's web site
BCERF would like to thank William Smith, Senior Extension Associate, and
Andrea Brown, Computer Systems Specialist, in the Cornell Pesticide
Management and Education Program (PMEP) for their efforts in developing the
web interface for the PALS atrazine module. The module content was
developed by Suzanne Snedeker of BCERF.
AVAILABLE POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS: talks from EPA-sponsored conference
In August 2003, Suzanne Snedeker, BCERF Associate Director of Translational
Research, was an invited speaker at the EPA-sponsored "2003 North American
Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop." She
presented a talk entitled: "Breast Cancer and Environmental Chemicals; Why
is There Concern?" Dr. Snedeker also presented (in cooperation with Sabina
Swift and Jennifer Weber), a talk entitled "Non-English Language Pesticide
Safety Education Materials, Results from a Needs Assessment."
Power point versions of both talks can be found on the workshop's web site
NEWS YOU CAN USE: Prostate Cancer Risk in Pesticide Applicators
Important news about male prostate cancer and exposure to pesticides is
featured on our "News You Can Use" page. Results from Agricultural Health
Study published in May 2003 reported a higher risk of prostate cancer in
male pesticide applicators. Find out more about the relationship between
certain pesticides and the risk of prostate cancer at
BCERF strives to provide information on environmental risk factors
and the risk of breast cancer and other hormonal dependent cancers. We
provide information in a variety of forms that allows our readers to make
informed decisions for the reduction of breast cancer risk.
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