Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As October draws to a close and the focus on Breast Cancer diminishes, I want to share a story I read that highlights one of the causes of breast cancer, not only in women, but also men.

According to Wikipedia, Trichloroethylene (TCE) became widely used in the 1920’s as anesthesia and then used in dry cleaning processes and most recently as a cleaning agent for metal parts.  As with many liquid cleaning agents, rinsing with water and allowing the water run-off to enter the ground, drains or even collected in barrels and then emptied into creeks, streams or marshes has been a “customary” method of disposal for the majority.

Read the story and check out the links after the story for tips to reduce your risk of cancer, many of which will probably be new to you… Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”