Why does Long Island, N.Y. have one of the nation's highest breast cancer
rates? A report on the study which helped trigger women's activism and
why answers to what's causing the higher rates must await
further studies on estrogenic chemicals and breast cancer.
The 'Precautionary Approach' has become a driving force behind some new
legislative mandates for reducing risks from environmental contaminants. It's
also fostering new alliances in the scientific community.
A summary of the legacy and continuing controversy surrounding Rachel
Carson's landmark 1962 book.