Breasts: A Bellwether of Health
We fetishize breasts, but how much do we know about them? On this episode, we’ll talk about breasts, breast cancer, and why we should look at rising rates of breast cancer and other changes in breast health as a signal for all human health. With Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, Ted Schettler, author of the Ecology of Breast Cancer, and Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund.
Florence Williams writes about science, health and the environment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Slate and many other publications. Ted Schettler is Science Director for the Science and Environmental Health Network. His new book, The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The promise of prevention and the hope for healing, can be downloaded here. We also talk with Connie Engel of the Breast Cancer Fund, who gives tips for healthier living and ways to get involved in the movement for breast cancer prevention.Tags: breast milk, breasts, breasts cancer, ecology of breast cancer, health, toxic chemicals