Op-Ed

October 25, 2014 3:00 PM

Why are Komen’s pink ribbons on so many carcinogenic products?

Breast-cancer giant Susan G. Komen has found its strangest bedfellow yet in one of the world’s largest oilfield services corporations, Baker Hughes. The two have teamed up for a second year to distribute 1,000 pink drill bits to oil fields worldwide. Each drill bit, which burrows thousands of feet underground to tap fossil fuel reservoirs, is “shipped to the drill site in a pink-topped container containing information packets with breast health facts, including breast-cancer risk factors and screening tips,” according to energy news site FuelFix.com.

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