Hazards and risks are a daily part of life. In our world, it is impossible to avoid all risks, and reassuringly, not every exposure to most risks will have a negative effect. Nevertheless, scientific studies have suggested that, over time, the combined exposures to a number of factors may account for a considerable portion of the current high rate of breast cancer. Some may argue that, when possible, it is worthwhile to look for less harmful alternatives. The Vassar College Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer Project believes that all people have the right to make informed choices and to have the opportunity to learn about both the benefits and the risks of the activities in which they are engaged. Visit their website to learn more and get a CD-ROM that outlines the risks and evidence that suggests a role that environmental factors play in breast cancer.