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.
Exposure to chemicals found in drinking water after it has been disinfected with chlorine could be responsible for up to 1 in 20 cases of bladder cancer across the European Union.
A meta-analysis by Hiller et al, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, suggests that spending greater than an hour a day in the sun during the summer months could decrease the risk of developing breast cancer.
Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies (bcct.ngo) is a thorough, evidence-based resource for cancer survivors and those in the medical field to explore the best integrative approaches to cancer treatment that go beyond conventional cancer care.
A report from the Environmental Working Group shows that thousands of untested chemicals (an estimated 2,000, to be exact) are found in conventional packaged foods purchasable in U.S.
A study by Young et al, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that nail polish contains plasticizers to make it flexible and chip-resistant, but as endocrine disruptors, these chemicals–which can be absorbed into skin or inhaled–may adversely affect reproductive health, fetal development, and thyroid function.
The journal Chemistry World has published a great overall summary of the PFAS contamination problem and what is being done about it.
Women’s Voices for the Earth put out a useful infographic about fragrance that you can download and print.
A study released by researchers at McGill University in Montreal revealed that steeping a single silky plastic tea bag at brewing temperature (95C) releases approximately 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics (the latter are 150 times smaller than a hair, possibly small enough to permeate human cells) made up of nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a single cup of tea.
A study by Flarend et al, published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, found that a one-time use of aluminum chlorohydrate, found in many antiperspirants, applied to the skin is not a significant contribution to the body burden of aluminium.
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“Just completed the Anticancer Lifestyle program. Strongly encourage survivors, those looking to prevent cancer, those with risk factors, and really all of us to take this course. Most of us are unaware of how many risks exist, particularly from environmental factors. My favorite was the environment section. People get some nutrition, stress management, and exercise guidance but virtually no information about toxins and their impact.”
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