Thursday, May 06, 2010

Atrazine / breast cancer link / Komen denies knowledge

I'm linking to an important article by scientist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber on the Huffington Post.

Although the Susan B. Komen Foundation denies a link between agricultural and industrial chemicals and breast cancer (, Steingraber states that probable links exist between the pesticide Atrazine and breast cancer.

Let's face it, the founder of the Susan B. Komen Foundation is a staunch Republican, named by President Bush as an ambassador to Hungary. The Republican party sleeps with big business, big agricultural, and big chemical.

So wear your pink t-shirts and ribbons, but remember that the Komen Foundation has its head in the sand when it comes to facing the serious environmental links to breast cancer. Facing those dangers would demand drastic changes to the way we live, the way we grow our food, and our diet. A conservative such as Brinker is politically motivated to ignore these realities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for this important information. Someting I would not have come across without your link. Atrazine is in very wide use, I'm sure!