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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Jeanne Rizzo, RN

President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund

Jeanne Rizzo’s vision guided the Breast Cancer Fund to adopt its bold mission of working to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. Under her leadership the organization continues its commitment to strong science, smart public policy and consumer education. Ms. Rizzo co-chaired the National Institutes of Health’s Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee, and is a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Green Chemistry Environmental Leader Award. She is past chair of the California Breast Cancer Research Program Council and is a steering-committee member of the program’s Prevention Initiative. A nurse, then an award-winning music, theater and film producer, she produced the documentary Climb Against the Odds: Mt. McKinley, which chronicles the Breast Cancer Fund's 1998 expedition.


CSIA Doesn't Do the Job, June 28, 2013