How To Create a Healthy, Nontoxic Home

Learn simple ways to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals common in daily living. See this video of Dr. Margaret Kripke, formerly a scientist/researcher at MD Anderson Cancer Center and member of the President’s Cancer Panel, about why it’s important to become an informed consumer in order to decrease your risk from environmental chemicals.

The Anticancer Lifestyle Program offers a rich array of free resources so you can learn your way. 

Take the Environment module of our free online course

Using expert videos, animation, text, and interactives, the Environment module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program will give you tools you can use to make informed purchasing decisions that will lower your exposure to harmful chemicals in daily life. Knowledge is power!

You will learn about:

  • Safe food storage and cookware
  • Healthy personal care products and cosmetics
  • How to decrease exposure to electromagnetic fields
  • Safe ways to clean your home
  • Easy-to-use resources to find healthy products
  • What to look for – and avoid – on product labels

Download our eBooks

Need something bite-sized? Our beautifully-designed eBooks offer useful information on a wide variety of topics. Visit our eBook page to download for free and read anytime, anywhere. Some are available in Spanish, too.

The Healthy Kitchen: Reducing Toxins & Chemical Exposures

Creating a healthy, non-toxic nursery

Clean Cleaning: Nontoxic Ways to Tidy Up

Detox Your Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to Creating a Healthy Home Environment

View our Webinars

Webinars are ideal for people who learn best by listening. Our presenters cover topics ranging from how to choose nontoxic personal care products, to the safest cookware, to the best ways to filter tap water – and much more!

All webinars are archived on our site so you can watch at your convenience. 

Reducing Exposure to Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging

We all have to eat, and much of what we eat comes packaged: Meat and fish in plastic wrap, cereals in boxes, yogurt in…

Assorted makeup and makeup brushes

Is Makeup Bad for You? Choosing Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Assorted pans and kitchen tools

The Healthy Kitchen: Reducing Toxins and Chemical Exposures

15 minutes a day

Join our 7 day Kickstart Programs

In only 15 minutes a day, you can kickstart your journey to wellness. Click on each icon to see the Kickstart topics.

Day 1
Healthy Home Assessment
Day 2
Personal Care Products
Day 3
The Healthy Kitchen
Day 4
Clean Cleaning
Day 5
Clean Indoor Air
Day 6
Dry Cleaning and Fabrics
Day 7
Create Your Anticancer Environment
Day 1
Assess Your Stress
Day 2
The Mind-Body Connection
Day 3
The Anticancer Mindset
Day 4
Gratitude & Being in Nature
Day 5
Mindfulness Techniques
Day 6
Mindfulness in Daily Life
Day 7
Mindfulness & Change
Day 1
Anti-inflammatory Foods
Day 2
Mindful Eating
Day 3
Healthy Food Shopping
Day 4
Ultra-processed Foods
Day 5
Fiber and Gut Health
Day 6
Nontoxic Cookwear
Day 7
Recipes and Next Steps
Day 1
Setting Realistic Fitness Goals
Day 2
Cardiovascular Health & Exercises
Day 3
Strength Training Essentials
Day 4
Flexibility & Balance
Day 5
Neuromotor Training
Day 6
Your Personalized Fitness Plan
Day 7
Quality Sleep for a Healthier Life

Read our Blog

Are microwaves safe? How do I choose a healthy deodorant? Am I exposed to radiation from my cell phone? With answers to these questions and more, our blog posts provide up-to-date information to help you create your Anticancer environment.

Browse our Toolkit

Our environment toolkit is a gold mine of information, all to help you create and maintain your Anticancer environment. Open up a world of videos, apps, worksheets, tip sheets, articles, books, and so much more!

EWG toolkit app on a cell phone screen

EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Cleaning supplies in a metal basket

Healthy Home Assessment

Pile of brushes and makeup

The Story of Cosmetics

Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda book cover

Salt, Lemons, Vinegar, and Baking Soda by Shea Zukowski

Hear what others are saying about the Environment pillar of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program.

“I continue to be amazed at what I didn’t know about chemicals in our home environment.”

“Environment was my favorite. I appreciated the guidance about toxins and their impact.”

“The environment resources are outstanding and I look forward to doing research on products I use regularly.” 

“I’ve gotten rid of my harsh cleaners, personal care products with fragrance, and plastic storage containers.”

“I ventilate the house daily, changed out my cookware and removed most plastics and toxic cleaning agents.”

“In my home environment, I have learned to focus on what I am able to control.”

“My life has gotten a lot simpler! I buy fewer cleaners and body care products. I can hear my grandmother applauding!”

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