Environmental Pollutants and Breast Cancer: How to Limit Exposure

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Once disputed as a contributor to breast cancer, environmental pollutants are now known to play a significant role. According to the Environmental Working Group, “Chemicals in our food, water and homes can alter DNA and gene expression to change the way breast cells develop, making tissues susceptible to cancer. Experts believe that controlling environmental pollutants may help lower American women’s risk of breast cancer.

In 2017, Silent Spring Institute published a review of 158 observational studies of pollutants conducted over the past decade. It identified 16 classes of environmental pollutants and additives in consumer products associated with breast cancer in human studies. Julia Brody, one of the review’s co-authors, concluded that chemical exposures are increasingly recognized as the most preventable risk factors for breast cancer.

Limiting chemical exposures can be a challenge – but you can start with a few quick steps at home.  

For more tips, download Hayward Score’s Chemical Storage Action Plan and green cleaning recommendations to get started today!

 

 

 

 

 

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