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Oct192011

Keep a Breast - Non Toxic Revolution

I am a fan of videos that send a strong message. A while back, I shared the Healthy Child, Healthy World video called Wake Up! For your child's sake.  Today, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I want to share another video on a similar topic. Check out the Keep a Breast Foundation's Non Toxic Revolution video.

http://youtu.be/zsmkfgqSnm8

Thanks to Lisa Borden from Borden Communications for sharing this video with me.
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Reader Comments (10)

Thank you, I much prefer this to the the pink-washing that has taken over what used to be a gorgeous month of fall colors. I should add, though, that I thought I did everything right: organic foods, had children young, breastfed all 3 (only stopped with 3rd due to breast amputation) and still I was hit hard with breast cancer (while my husband was deployed to Iraq, no less). This does NOT mean I won't continue to reduce my exposure to toxic chemicals and to ensure my children eat the healthiest foods possible.

It also angers me that foundations that claim to be working for a cure are currently manufacturing perfumes that can CAUSE cancer (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6098/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8228). Shameful what has happened to this month. There are many diseases that will never have cures...why do we spend a whole month on one and why is the main point to buy more pink, much of which is not healthy or good for one's body???

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen Dinoia

Thank you for the comment, Jen.

You are absolutely right that there are no guarantees. That is especially true because we are exposed to so many of these chemicals in scenarios where we have no control over it at all. We can reduce some exposure through individual choice, but most of us were exposed to things earlier in our lives before we knew about the danger and we also need the government to step in and make concrete changes (via regulation and investment) that will reduce society's exposure at large.

So sorry to hear about your cancer. ((hug))

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

Thank you, Annie. My mother had breast cancer, and http://www.thevariegatedlife.com/im-not-fine/" rel="nofollow">she did not survive. I distinctly remember that one of my first thoughts upon being told that my mother had cancer — seventeen years ago? eighteen? — was a horror at all the chemicals in our environment and what they had done to my mother.

I wish that the video had included breastfeeding as a preventative measure, though I understand that that might not have fit the anti-toxin message. And I agree with Jen about all the pink stuff — it drives me mad.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Blessings to you, Jen.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

It is very well done - although I also think that saying you could 'even eliminate' your exposure to chemicals is wrong, because I don't think that's possible. I haven't worn perfume for years and I was just considering buying some again, so this is helpful - it's so easy to relax our vigilance.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterallison

I LOVE this video! Thanks so much for sharing it Annie!

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle Sorensen

Great video. Thanks for sharing. I have walked in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers the last 2 years and each year have met some very young women (one was under the age of 10) who have or had breast cancer. Very scary.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I get so frustrated when a powerful message gets lost in the marketing and profits. We need to be working to prevent cancer, all cancer, but for this month let's focus on breast cancer. Instead the pink ribbons contribute to waste and an increase in exposure to toxic chemicals.

And like Jen said above, we as individuals can do everything right, and yet that is not always enough. My husband is a cancer survivor and I have too many friends battling cancer now and in the recent past. This should be unacceptable.

This is a very scary subject that impact a lot of people.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGill

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