eUpdate February 2004

M Stewart ms154 at cornell.edu
Thu Feb 19 20:13:56 EST 2004

Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program
Web site Update

      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 web site.  Thank you for your interest in our program and web site.

NEWS YOU CAN USE:   New article on pesticide contamination in drinking water.

To read this article titled Investigating the Breast Cancer Risk of DBCP, a 
Persistent Pesticide and Groundwater Contaminant by Heather Clark, Ph.D., 
and Suzanne Snedeker, Ph.D.  go to 

For more information on DBCP  read the newest fact sheet from BCERF: An 
Evaluation of Dibromochloropropane (DBCP).  A pdf copy of this fact sheet 
can be accessed at 


A new fact sheet from BCERF: What role does race or ethnicity play in 
determining your breast cancer risk?  Women of different racial/ethnic 
backgrounds have different rates of breast cancer occurrence and survival 
from the disease. To read more, this fact sheet can be accessed at 


JUST POSTED:   NY State Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Maps for 1996 
- 2000

They are in,  and they are up!  From the NYS Department of Health the 
county based data,  our maps for New York States Incidence and Mortality 
from Breast Cancer are available.  To go to the map page follow the link to 


Featured in our newsletter The Ribbon, What is the Precautionary 
Principle?  How is it Taking Shape Nationally and Globally?   This article 
by Suzanne Snedeker, Ph.D.

is based on a talk given by Dr. Snedeker at a BCERF Ad Hoc Discussion Group 
meeting on Long Island, NY on June 19, 2003.  To read more go to 

In addition, a bibliography to accompany this article is available 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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M. Stewart <ms154 at cornell.edu>
Web master/Electronic Communications
BCERF  / Cornell University
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