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.
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.
Download The Healthy Kitchen: Reducing Toxins and Chemical Exposures eBook to learn about the harmful chemicals that can be found in kitchens — and options to reduce your exposure.
An article in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who ate more food at home averaged lower blood serum concentrations of PFAS (or”forever”) chemicals, and those who ate out more, including at fast-food and pizza restaurants, averaged slightly higher concentrat…
The average American adult uses between 6 to 12 cosmetics and personal care products daily–and many of these chemicals have never been tested for safety. Join Carla Burns, Senior Director of Cosmetic Science at the Environmental Working Group (ewg.
Some common garden fertilizers sold by major retailers have concerning levels of PFAS compounds, so-called “forever chemicals” that last in the environment for decades and potentially harm health, a new study has found.
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