Journal

16 06, 2022

EPA Sets New Health Advisory Levels On Two PFAS Chemicals

By |2022-06-16T06:38:08-04:00June 16th, 2022|Journal, Less Cancer|

It’s a start. On June 15, the EPA announced adjustments to its acceptable limits of two specific PFAS and first-time guidances of four others, but hundreds remain largely unaddressed. The announcement focused on two PFAS that are primarily found in contaminated drinking water. perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) saw their “acceptable” health

3 06, 2022

PFAS Clean-up Will Cost US More than $1 Billion Per Year By 2030

By |2022-06-06T12:36:46-04:00June 3rd, 2022|Journal|

A recent study found that the intensive and expensive clean-up of per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances will increase by 328% by 2030. The lasting health impacts of PFAS may be difficult to quantify, but the financial impact is adding up.PFAS Clean-up CostsTotal PFAS treatment and clean-up costs are expected to hit $334.6 million. The funds include several states' federal, state,

27 05, 2022

Let’s Rock: The Steel Wheels Get The Less Cancer Bike Ride Rolling

By |2022-06-06T12:36:57-04:00May 27th, 2022|Journal|

Let’s rock. The 2022 Less Cancer Bike Ride kicks off with a free concert benefiting LessCancer.org.We’ve found a pretty neat way to get the party started. On Friday, June 3, the Less Cancer Bike Ride gets rolling with a musical send-off by The Steel Wheels. The Virginia-based band is making the trip north to Traverse

18 05, 2022

An Ounce of Prevention

By |2022-05-24T12:41:49-04:00May 18th, 2022|Journal|

With the reignited Cancer Moonshot Plan in motion, the Biden Administration is working to deliver on a promise made well before it took office. As vice president, Biden first put cancer at the forefront of public health in 2016. Today, he has even created a dedicated Cancer Cabinet to explore new ways to treat, diagnose,

4 05, 2022

Tea and Cancer: Anti-Carcinogenic Claims Are Plausible But Unproven

By |2022-05-24T12:36:31-04:00May 4th, 2022|Journal|

Tea Deliver On (Some) of the Health Benefits Its Packages PromiseReading the bold promises of herbal teas at your local supermarket, you would be forgiven for assuming all illness and disease on earth could be eradicated in a few sips. From digestive issues to sleep disorders, tea manufacturers have made some big promises, few of which

24 04, 2022

The Basics of the Cancer Prevention Diet

By |2022-05-24T12:36:34-04:00April 24th, 2022|Journal|

Even as cancer screening methods and improved cancer treatments have increased the odds of surviving cancer, prevention remains the best investment of time and attention. Individuals and families can greatly reduce their cancer risk by adopting healthy habits, including both diet and exercise. But what is the cancer prevention diet?The Misnomer — More Than Just CancerA cancer prevention

16 04, 2022

One-Shot: Single-Dose HPV Vaccine Study Shows Promising Results

By |2022-05-24T12:36:36-04:00April 16th, 2022|Journal|

New research has found that a new single-dose HPV vaccine may be just as effective as the standard three-dose version of the drug. This is a promising development to make accessing this vaccine more convenient in the middle and low-income regions where cervical cancer rates are highest.In a controlled trial involving more than 2,200 women between

7 04, 2022

Study Finds Most Apparel Companies Still Use PFAS

By |2022-05-24T12:36:38-04:00April 7th, 2022|Journal|

PFAS aren’t just “forever” chemicals, they’re everywhere chemicals. For more than four decades, manufacturers of per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances have known about the health risks of their products. Today, they likely present in the bloodstream of every American and much of the developed world.Including your clothes.High Rates of PFAS in ClothingA recent study by the USPIRG found that while

31 03, 2022

April Is National Cancer Control Month

By |2022-05-24T12:36:41-04:00March 31st, 2022|Journal|

A woman undergoes a mammogram. Credit: National Cancer InstituteNational Cancer Control Month is an annual proclamation to raise awareness for cancer prevention and treatment in the United States. Since 1938, every American president has renewed the proclamation to continue a tradition of cancer-related messaging and education.Cancer Prevention Remains A PriorityImportantly, this effort places prevention first. While