Avoiding Chemical Exposure

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The Silent Spring Institute has a “top ten” list of things you can do to reduce your exposure to chemicals thought to play a part in breast cancer development.

They include eating organic food whenever possible, avoiding canned food (and checking labels for the presence of BPA), choosing natural fiber clothing and furnishings, making your own cleaning supplies, and watching for phthalates and parabens listed in the ingredients of personal care and  household products.

Other organizations working on these issues:

Breast Cancer Action

National Women’s Health Network

Breast Cancer Fund

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Safer Chemicals/Healthy Families