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The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


Media Advisory

Breast Cancer and the Environment: IOM Report Release Dec. 7
Released: 11/22/2011

Although women have little or no control over some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as those related to aging and genetics, they may be able to reduce their chances for developing the disease by avoiding certain environmental risks. Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, identifies actions that offer potential to reduce women's risk for the disease, and recommends targets for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be released with a press briefing and presented at a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

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Burn Pits and Health Consequences – IOM Report Release Oct. 31
Released: 10/19/2011

A significant percentage of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to open air pits in which large quantities of wastes were burned on military bases, including Joint Base Balad, a large, central logistics hub for U.S. forces in Iraq. Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new report by the Institute of Medicine, assesses what conclusions can be drawn from available evidence about the risk for health consequences for service members who came into proximity of these waste disposal pits.

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Effects of Climate Change on Indoor Environments and Health: IOM Report Release June 7
Released: 6/6/2011

Climate Change, The Indoor Environment, and Health, a new report from the IOM, will be released 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday, June 7. The report responds to a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an analysis of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and public health.

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Oil Spill Health Effects to Be Explored at IOM Workshop June 22-23
Released: 6/15/2010

At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the IOM will host a public meeting to discuss the possible human health effects resulting from the Gulf oil spill.

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