Breast Cancer Precautionary Tips

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Breast Cancer Precautionary Tips2019-03-15T16:48:45+00:00

Risk Reduction: Quick Precautionary Tips

  • Seek using safer alternatives to toxic pesticides in and around the house:
  • Choose organic produce when possible and learn about the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen”:
  • Choose storing food and beverages in stainless steel and glass containers instead of plastic
  • Look for fabric or hemp shower curtains instead of plastic ones.
  • Keep sales receipts, which may contain BPA, to a minimum in your pockets or pocketbook.
  • Choose cosmetics that don’t contain parabens, triclosan and artificial fragrance. (phthalates) Also avoid cosmetics using “nanotechnology”. –Download EWG’s Cosmetic App!
  • Avoid using non-stick pans which contain the carcinogen “PFOA”.
  • Purchase household cleaners that are non-toxic, and don’t contain warning labels that says: “Danger” or “Poison” or “Warning”:
  • Make your own less toxic cleaners with vinegar, borax, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide.
  • Avoid chemical air fresheners since they may contain formaldehyde, phthalates and other toxic chemicals. Use products with essential oils instead.
  • Avoid sunscreens with “Oxybenzone”, a hormone disruptor and skin allergen. Instead look for active ingredients with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide,or avobenzone (3%)
  • Avoid second-hand smoke and foods that are char-broiled or char-grilled