Examples of Existing Outreach Materials Relevant to Environmental Exposures

Government materials

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Target Audience: General Public

What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast/page4
More about risk factors for breast cancer.

Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer and the Environment
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/environment
Set of almost 50 slides covering a range of topics from definition of environment, rates and risk, environmental carcinogens, human and animal studies, etc.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Target Audience: Teachers/students

Risk Factor Roulette
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/assets/docs_a_e/ehp_student_edition_lesson_risk_factor_roulette.pdf
Lesson plan for students in grades 10-12 about understanding risk related to genes and environmental exposures.

Chemicals, the Environment, and You
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/Chemicals/default.htm
Lesson plan for teachers and activity guides for students in grades 7-8 related to understanding chemical exposures.

Chemicals, the Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health
http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/chemicals/guide/pdfs/NIH_environment.pdf
To help students in grades 5-8 understand major concepts that describe the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health.

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Risk
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/materials/breast_cancer_environmental_factors_and_breast_cancer_risk.pdf
Describes NIEHS-funded research, including Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Target Audience: General Public

Cancer and the environment: What you need to know, what you can do
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/risk/cancer/cancer-introduction.html
This training addresses concerns about the connection between cancer and exposure to toxic substances in the environment

Chemicals, Cancer, and You Fact Sheets
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/public/docs/Chemicals,%20Cancer,%20and%20You%20FS.pdf
This booklet discusses the relationship between contact with harmful chemicals, cancer, and you. It will explain risk factors (things that make you likelier to get cancer), how cancer develops, and how contact with (exposure to) chemicals affects your body.

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Target Audience: General Public

Tox Town
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/city/flash.php
An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.    

Target Audience: Teachers/Students

Environmental Health Student Portal
http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/Generic.php?id=5
Resource for students and teachers in grades 6-8 to learn how the environment can impact our health. The web site explores topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Target Audience: General Public

Chemicals in the Environment Fact Sheets
http://www.epa.gov/chemfact/#pdfversions
Fact sheets on chemicals in the environment (how exposed to chemicals, how exposures may affect you and the environment).

Non-governmental Materials

Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Programs (BCERP)
http://www.bcerc.org/cotcpubs.htm
Fact sheets are available on seven classes of chemicals, BMI, safe plastics. Also available are videos modeling breast cancer and environmental exposures and describing the biology of breast cancer, coloring books for children, reports, and more.

Puberty, Breast Cancer and the Environment - video
https://youtu.be/1bUBfZQ54Mc

Zero Breast Cancer

Target Audience: General Public

The Breast Biologues
http://uctv.tv/shows/The-Breast-Biologues-20673
Award winning 15-minute animated video that uses time-lapse imaging to explain how the normal breast develops and how exposures to potential cancer causing chemicals during specific periods of development might influence women’s future breast cancer risk.

Generations at Risk? Environmental Contaminants and Reproductive Health
http://uctv.tv/shows/Generations-at-Risk-Environmental-Contaminants-and-Reproductive-Health-23067
Identifies the effects of the environment on reproductive development and potential cancer susceptibility

Taking Charge: Physical Activity, Neighborhood Environments, City Planning & Health
http://uctv.tv/shows/Taking-Charge-Physical-Activity-Neighborhood-Environments-City-Planning-and-Health-23068
Presents the relationship of exercise and obesity to breast cancer risk, and how urban and neighborhood planners can support policies that promote physical activity and public health.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

Target Audience: Healthcare Providers

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
http://www.psr.org/resources/pediatric-toolkit.html#what
Toolkit – a combination of easy-to0use reference guides for health providers and user friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health in migrant farm workers’ families.

Resource Guide for Clinicians
http://www.psr.org/resources/resource-guides/
Links to various organizations and professional associations related to pediatric environmental health, occupational health, public health, disease prevention, etc. (Smartphone version of resource guide also available).

Target Audience: General Public

Cancer and Toxic Chemicals
http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/confronting-toxics/cancer-and-toxic-chemicals.html
Web resource with short, easy-to-read information about several chemicals.

Silent Spring Institute

Target Audience: Scientists, General Public

Environment and Breast Cancer Tools
http://www.silentspring.org/our-tools
Epidemiology and mammary carcinogens review databases, info about breast cancer cohort studies, interactive mapping, and more.

Breast Cancer Fund

Target Audience: General Public

Interactive tool on prevention in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and yard
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/

10 Canned Foods to Avoid to Reduce BPA Exposure
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/assets/pdfs/tips-fact-sheets/tip-card-ten-canned-foods-to.pdf

Tips for Prevention (Out & About, Health & Beauty, Home)
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/assets/pdfs/tips-fact-sheets/1-sheet-tip-cards.pdf

Glossary for Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/chemicals-glossary/

Cell Podium & the Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED)

Target Audience: General Public

http://cellpodium.com/2011/09/09/breast-cancer/
Educational videos on breast cancer and the environment

Cornell University

Target Audience: General Public

Fact Sheets
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/factsheet/factsheet.cfm
More than 50 fact sheets related to breast cancer, chemicals, biology of breast cancer, etc.

Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk: Why is There Concern?
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/presentations/chemicals.cfm
Videos and slide shows

EnviroChem and Cancer Database (ECCD)
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/ECCD/chemsearch.cfm