We want you to have the knowledge, tools and resources you need to make informed choices and use products that are healthier for you, your family and our environment. The Anticancer Environment section of our course rests on the Precautionary Principle, which means taking preventive action in the face of uncertain harm until a substance is proven harmless. This information for this section of the course is presented online, which you can find here. The online course is free and open to anyone, whether or not you are enrolled in the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.
In the online course, you will learn about: the types and sources of toxins in popular home cleaning, cooking, and personal care products; the links to various cancers and cancer risk; ways to control or minimize your exposure; practical solutions and healthy replacement options; how to do your own research, read and understand labels, search online databases, and so much more!
Over 87,000 chemicals are listed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Only 200 have been thoroughly tested for toxicity safety for humans, and only 1350 have been tested as carcinogens (cancer causing agents). While it would be impossible to rid our lives of every known toxin, we can at the very least learn how to make wiser purchasing decisions with the goal of minimizing our exposure.
Typically, scientists will test for the singular effects of individual chemicals.
3.5 minute CBS video about some toxins commonly found in the home, and preventive measures you can take.
Citing new animal studies, an expert committee of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recommended that the IARC upgrade the classification of cell phone RF (radiofrequency)radiation to “probably carcinogenic” or “carcinogenic”.
See EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaners to evaluate the health and safety of your cleaning products.
In the United States alone, women spend well over $2 billion per year on feminine hygiene products, including tampons, pads, feminine washes, sprays, powders, and personal wipes.