One in eight American women will suffer breast cancer during their lifetimes.
When I broaden my gaze carcinogens appear everywhere: in pesticide-treated produce – hormone-treated meat and dairy products – flame-retardant clothing and upholstery – cosmetics – birth control pills – household cleaners and soaps – gas fumes and the plastics that make up our world.
Cancer infiltrates how we feed – clothe – clean – beautify and reproduce ourselves.
Granted it is difficult to test all these factors to see which of them is killing us and to what degree if at all.
There is no way to fit this cancerous environment in all its entangled complexity into a randomized control trial.
We are all ‘exposed’ as a fact of life.
There is no control group.