On this teleconference, Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH discussed environmental contributors to breast cancer including endocrine disruption and the developmental origins of adult disease and identified common environmental pollutants and consumer product chemicals that may act as endocrine disrupting compounds. We also discussed opportunities for individual and collective action to reduce exposure to potential breast carcinogens.
Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, is Associate Director of Health and Environment for the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry. She is an Environmental Health Scientist in UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health where her research and teaching focuses on endocrine disrupting chemicals –including environmental contributors to breast cancer—U.S. and European chemicals policy, and strategies for applying environmental health knowledge to the design and selection of safer chemicals and materials. Dr. Schwarzman also practices medicine