The White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, is illuminated in pink light in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Credit: Susan Walsh / AP

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Would that the annual fundraising effort to add cures for breast cancer, (after we get it), would put aside a little money for educating us about the carcinogens around us (in food and water, consumer goods, textiles, furnishings and building materials…) and for lobbying for adequate regulation of these substances.

We exist in regulatory capture by the corporate industries who create and market these materials, and often also donate towards “finding a cure” for the disease they create.

Beedy Parker