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.
Is Tupperware safe to store food in the refrigerator? What is the safest way to wrap leftovers? What is the best recipe for a homemade disinfectant cleaner? Are hand sanitizers bad for the skin? What are the recommendations for a safe mattress/mattress pad? Do air filters help with allergies? How ca…
Microplastics cause damage to human cells in the laboratory at the levels known to be eaten by people via their food, a study has found. The harm included cell death and allergic reactions and the research is the first to show this happens at levels relevant to human exposure.
Zero Breast Cancer, a non-profit, has created an easy-to-use summary of places in the home where we are commonly exposed to endocrine disrupting chemicals. See the website here.
A study published in Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy found that DEHP, a common phthalate found in everyday household items, affects drug resistance by an unknown mechanism of action.
A study published in Science Daily found that daily exposure chemicals called phthalates, used in the manufacture of plastic food containers and many cosmetics, may lead to roughly 100,000 premature deaths among older Americans each year, a new study shows.
The nonprofit ProPublica created a map of the United States that shows where air pollution from industrial plants is concentrated. Many of these chemicals have been associated with cancer.
An NYU/Langone researcher and professor of pediatrics, Dr. Leonardo Trasande, conducted a study of phthalates, chemicals that are commonly used in the manufacture of plastics, cosmetics, and many other items in daily use.
What’s an alternative to using bottled water when I travel? Are crock pots and insta-pots good to use? How can I find a healthy deodorant? What’s a nontoxic way to get rid of ants in my kitchen? How do you freeze food without using plastic? Do I need to wash my hands after using a hand sanitizer…
Established breast cancer risk factors, such as hormone replacement therapy and reproductive history, are thought to act by increasing estrogen and progesterone activity.
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