Snedeker to give talk on environmental estrogens
On October 19, Dr. Suzanne Snedeker, associate director of translational research for Cornell's Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF), will present information on the link between environmental estrogens that are found in everyday products and increased breast cancer risk at a meeting of the Sigma Alpha - Alpha Psi sorority. This professional agriculture sorority includes undergraduate members interested in the veterinary sciences.
Research has shown that small amounts of environmental estrogens found in many everyday products (for example, cosmetics and plastics) can add up and may work with the body's own estrogen to increase breast cancer risk. Some of the topics to be covered in Snedeker's talk include:
- the connection between estrogen and breast cancer risk
- why there is concern about environmental estrogens
- environmental estrogens in everyday products
- ways to reduce exposure to these estrogenic materials