We don’t know what causes breast cancer, unfortunately. We know there is a genetic factor as well as an environmental factors to consider, and knowing that we can’t do much with genetics, its best to turn to the environment when reducing your risk. Here are some products you should avoid in your home, helping reduce your risk of breast cancer...
- BPA-Bisphenol A is a suspected environmental estrogen found in plastic bottles, canned goods (with a lining), and other plastic containers. Look for BPA-free varieties.
- Parabens are preservatives found in shampoo, soap, and cosmetics that are thought to be hormone disruptors. Choose products that are free of parabens for all of your beauty needs.
- Phthalates — the other “P” to avoid is found in fragrances, lotions and creams. Research has shown that it may contribute to early puberty in girls. Look for phthalate-free options.
- Safe Sunscreen — Some sunscreens contain chemical blockers that are believed to have estrogenic properties. Look for sunscreens free of benzophenone, homosalate,and octyl methoxycinnamate. Follow these tips when shopping for safe sun screen.