Webinar Recording: “Cancer and the Environment: Science and Opportunities for Prevention,” Featuring PHI’s Barbara Cohn
Dr. Barbara Cohn, director of Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) at PHI, reviewed some of the evidence for effects of environmental chemicals in pregnancy on cancer and cancer risk. Dr. Cohn discussed the intersection between health disparities and environmental chemical exposure, as well as the importance of windows of susceptibility for exposures during development, and proof of concept studies for 3-generation effects of environmental exposures to pregnant women.
A host of scientific evidence has connected chemical exposures in the environment with an increased risk of cancer, highlighting the critical need for a systems approach to cancer prevention. In a webinar, PHI’s Dr. Barbara Cohn discussed the intersection between health disparities and environmental chemical exposure, the critical “windows of susceptibility” that make cancers more likely, and the results of her studies looking at cancer, risk and toxins across three generations of women.
Originally published by The Collaborative on Health and the Environment