This Environment Toolkit is meant to support the information and guidance you receive in the Environment Module of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program. The module and the resources included on this page will give you tools you can use to make informed and wise purchasing decisions, in order to reduce your exposure to toxins common to daily living.
The Chicago Tribune tested popular cell phones for radiofrequency radiation.
Research conducted by Mesnard et al, published in the journal Toxicology, found that the additives to glyphosate-based herbicides are themselves toxic to human cells.
The decision by the IARC (part of the World Health Organization) to list glyphosate, found in the commonly-used herbicide Roundup, as “probably carcinogenic to humans” (group 2A), was based on their review of about 1000 studies.
In 2017, the California Environmental Protection Agency s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed glyphosate and three other common pesticides as “known to the state to cause cancer”.
Results of a study by Mesnage et al, published in the journal Environmental Health, suggest that chronic exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicides (such as Roundup) given to rats at an ultra-low environmental dose can result in liver and kidney damage.
In research published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, The commonly-used herbicide glyphosate (found in Roundup) was found to induce breast cancer cell growth by acting as an endocrine disruptor in humans.
The National Institutes of Health has a very useful website containing basic information about pesticides and the most recent studies involving the effects of pesticides on human health.
The incidence of thyroid cancer is rising in the United States.
“All plastic was kicked out of my home this past weekend—containers, plastic wrap, etc. I transferred most of my foods from plastic containers into glass. I will begin to freeze food using glass (mason jars). My cleaning products now consist of baking soda, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and Seventh Generation laundry and dish detergent. My life has suddenly gotten a lot simpler! I switched my personal skin care products to organic and chemical-free and my makeup is mineral-based. I can hear my grandmother applauding….”
“I stopped drinking seltzer from cans and now bring water to work in a metal water bottle. I picked one up for a colleague, too. A bunch of us have lunch together every day and I talk with them regularly about what I learned in the environment section of this course. I try not to be the queen angel of toxins, so I limit myself to discussing it twice a week.”
“I find it difficult to exercise when feeling achy from joint pain from the hormone therapy. Now my new pedometer counts my steps, encourages me to exercise and have fun doing it. We are also eating healthier and enjoy better tasting meals.”