Resources

Below is a list of resources to consider on the topic of cancer prevention, cancer causing agents, screenings, self-exams, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and how to cope with a cancer diagnosis:

What to Expect During Your Prostate Exam

Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

What to Expect During, Before, and After Radiation Treatment
This is a series of short, informative videos that share exactly what to expect throughout the process of radiation treatment.

What are the Short and Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy?

Cancer and Amputation

Managing Phantom Pain in Sobriety: A Guide for Amputees

Mesothelioma Prevention – How to Prevent Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos: What You Need to Know When Buying, Selling or Remodeling

Cancer Causing Agents – Carcinogens

Coping with Cancer: 10 Steps Towards Emotional Well-Being

Confronting a Terminal Diagnosis as a Family

The Conversation: A Guide to Talking About End-of-Life Arrangements with Your Loved Ones

Additionally, our alliance partners that include non-profits and groups with a similar mission are listed below to enable the sharing of ideas and support of common initiatives that better our environment, health and community.

Alliance Partner Groups

Partner Group Local, State or National Partner Link
TURI State www.turi.org
The Friends of Brookside Local www.friendsofbrookside.org
Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club Local www.whjwc.org
Healthy Wellesley Local www.ci.wellesley.ma.us
Wellesley Garden Clubs Local www.gcfm.org
Silent Spring National www.silentspring.org
Safe Cosmetics National www.ewg.org/skindeep
Wellesley Health Dept Local www.wellesleyma.gov
15-40.org State www.15-40.org/
Alliance for Healthy Tomorrow National www.healthytomorrow.org/
Beth Israel
Mass General Hospital
Tufts Medical Center
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
State www.bidmc.org/
www.massgeneral.org/
www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/
www.dana-farber.org/
Newton Wellesley Hospital & Vernon Cancer Center Local www.nwh.org/www.nwh.org/cancer
Council of Wellesley PTOs Presidents Local www.pawspto.org
Science & Environmental Health Network National www.sehn.org
Healthcare without Harm National www.noharm.org
Green Decade Newton Local www.greendecade.org
Sustainable Wellesley Local www.sustainablewellesley.com
Wellesley Mothers Forum Local www.wellesleymothersforum.com
Mass Climate Action Network State www.massclimateaction.org
Wellesley Free Library Local www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org
Environmental Working Group National www.ewg.org
Mass Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) State www.mbcc.org
Wellesley Interfaith Group Local
EPA Northeast Regional www.epa.gov/

 

Health and the Environment Links

The Ultimate Green Shopping Guide – http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/green-shopping-guide
Women’s Voices for the Earth – 
www.womensvoices.org
Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families – 
www.saferchemicals.org
Healthy Child Healthy World – www.healthychild.org
Environmental Working Group – Cutting Edge Research on Health and the Environment 
 – www.ewg.org (Includes the link to the Safe Cosmetics interactive website, used in our Personal Care Products seminar.)
Environmental Health Perspectives – Information about environmental exposures that may affect health. References to use of products – ehp03.niehs.nih.gov
Environmental Health & Toxicology – www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.html
Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov
The Silent Spring Institute
 – www.silentspring.org
The Massachusetts Health and Environment Information System
 – www.silentspring.org/our-research/health-and-environmental-mapping/massachusetts-health-and-environment-information-system
Toxics Use Reduction Institute 
- www.turi.org
Toxics Action Center – Cleaning Up and Preventing Pollution 
- www.toxicsaction.org
Skin Deep: Cosmetics Safety Database produced by the Environmental Working Group – www.ewg.org/skindeep
GoodGuide: Green, Healthy & Safe Product Ratings & Reviews
 – www.goodguide.com
Healthy Food Pledge
 – www.noharm.org/us_canada/get_involved/#pledge
Green Guide for Healthcare
 – www.gghc.org
Eat Wild: The following farms and ranches have certified that they meet Eatwild’s criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products. Find a farm near you @ http://www.eatwild.com/products/massachusetts.html

Cancer Links
American Cancer Society 
- www.cancer.org
American Institute for Cancer Research 
- www.aicr.org
Breast Cancer – www.breastcancer.org
Cancer Support Community – www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Mesothelioma Guide – Your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer; guides mesothelioma patients to better health care options and to find a cure – www.mesotheliomaguide.com
Multiple Myleoma Research Foundation – www.themmrf.org
Prevent Cancer Foundation – www.preventcancer.org
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 
- www.komen.org
The Cancer Prevention Society 
- www.cancerpreventionsociety.org
Prostate Cancer Research Institute – www.prostate-cancer.org/pcricms
Prostate Treatment Guide – www.prostate-cancer.com

Pesticides Links
Basic Guide to Pesticides: Their Characteristics and Hazards – www.sustainable.org/governance/waste-and-toxics-management
EPA – Office of Pesticide Programs 
- www.epa.gov/pesticides
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides – www.pesticide.org
Pesticide Action Network – www.panna.org
Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database – www.pesticideinfo.org
Pesticides Research Report: Do Pesticides Cause Lymphoma? – www.lymphomahelp.org/report.pdf
Wellesley Pesticide Awareness Campaign – home.comcast.net/~little.sarah
The Environmental Working Group’s website regarding Pesticides in Food, including a guide to Produce: – www.foodnews.org
Meat Eaters Guide: Know where your meat and dairy come from – breakingnews.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic

Directories of Chemicals and Other Toxins Links
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) – 
www.atsdr.cdc.gov
Lindane Education and Research Network – 
www.lindane.org
National Antimicrobial Information Network – Oregon State University and Environmental Protection Agency – 
npic.orst.edu.htm
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture: Pesticides – 
mass.gov/agr/pesticides

Environment – Land and Water
Charles River Watershed Association – Protecting the Charles River – 
www.crwa.org
Greenpeace – 
www.greenpeace.org
Massachusetts Audubon Society – Protecting Massachusetts Nature – 
www.massaudubon.org
Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group – 
www.masspirg.org
The Nature Conservancy – Preserving the Earth’s Last Great Places – 
www.nature.org
The Sierra Club – Protect the Planet – 
www.sierraclub.org
The Trustees of Reservations – Conserving and Protecting Land – 
www.thetrustees.org

Chemicals in Personal Care Products Links
Skin Deep: Cosmetics Safety Database produced by the Environmental Working Group – www.ewg.org/skindeep
Just a Pretty Face: A website produced by Stacy Malkan, the author of the book with the same title – 
www.notjustaprettyface.org
Organic Divas: A website devoted to the premise that not all personal care products are equal – 
www.organicdivas.com

Other Links
Art because – Funding Research into the Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer – 
www.artbecause.org
Co-op America – Using Consumer and Investor Power for Social Change – www.greenamerica.org
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility – 
www.igc.org/psr
Pan Mass Challenge – 
www.pmc.org
We Can Row – A Wellness and Recovery Program – www.wecanrowboston.org

Books

  • Not Such a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry – Stacy Malkan
  • Tiny Game Hunting: Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests in Your House and Garden – Hilary Dole Klein and Adrian M. Wenner
  • No Family History: The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer – Sabrina McCormick
  • Living Downstream: A Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment – Sandra Steingraber
  • Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story – Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peterson Myers
  • Building a Healthy Lawn: A Safe and Natural Approach – Stuart Franklin
  • Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  • Dead Daisies Make Me Crazy: Garden Solutions Without Chemical Pollution – Loren Nancarrow, Janet Hogan Taylor
  • Organic Pest Control for Home and Garden – Tom Roberts
  • Basic Guide to Pesticides: Their Characteristics and Hazards – Rachel Carson Counsel Inc.
  • Poisoned for Profit “How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill” – Alice and Philip Shabecoffe http://www.poisonedforprofit.net