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Learn these breast cancer risk factors so you can learn how to prevent breast cancer.




Choose Truly "Microwave-Safe" Containers
    Breast cancer risk factors can include contaminants leaching from plastics in the microwave -- even so-called microwave-safe plastics. Use these alternatives.

Start Preventing Breast Cancer Early (for Your Daughter's Sake)
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors early in life, even in the womb.

Cook With Stainless Steel
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like aluminum, which can be found in pots and pans, and some deodorants. Use stainless steel and natural deodorants instead.

Use Natural Sunscreens
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors including the chemicals in some sunscreens. Choose natural sunscreens instead.

Check Your Old Foam Furniture
    Breast cancer risk factors can include PBDEs, the flame retardants long used in foam furniture and foam mattresses.

Minimize Car Exhaust
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like PAHs in vehicle exhaust. Minimize your exposure to air pollution by buying a fuel efficient green car and maintaining its exhaust system.

Eat Soy (But Not Too Much)
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like plant based estrogens found in soy.

Avoid CT Scans and X-Rays
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like radiation, which can come in the form of CT scans and X Rays used for medical tests. There are alternatives.

Check Older Toys
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like phthalates, which can still be found in many toys and children's products.

Avoid Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like hormone replacement therapy, or hrt.

Recycle Batteries
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like cadmium, which can be found in batteries. See how to recycle batteries.

Eat Clean Fish
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like PCBs and dioxins, which can contaminate fish. Here's how to choose healthy nontoxic fish.

Be Wary of Dry Cleaning Chemicals
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like perc (pce, tetrachloroethylene) used by many dry cleaners.

Use Natural Cosmetics
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like toxic and endocrine disrupting chemicals in cosmetics. Choose natural beauty products instead.

Avoid Bleach and Chlorine
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like chlorine products, including bleach, bleached tampons and paper products.

Use Natural Pesticides
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like pesticides used at home, which may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that affect hormones like estrogen.

Avoid Weed Killers
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors including weed killers, or herbicides, which may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Use Nontoxic Cleaning Supplies
    How to prevent breast cancer: Preventing breast cancer starts with avoiding breast cancer risk factors like chemicals in commercial cleaners. Use nontoxic green and DIY cleaners instead.

Avoid Canned Food
    Breast cancer risk factors can include Bisphenol A leaching from the lining of cans. Choose BPA free canned food or better, fresh vegetables from a farmers market.

Drink Safe Water
    Breast cancer risk factors can include contaminants in drinking water, like bisphenol a leaching from bottled water or other contaminants.

Choose BPA-Free Baby and Water Bottles
    Bisphenol A is a risk factor for breast cancer. To prevent breast cancer, choose BPA-free water bottles and baby bottles, like stainless steel bottles.




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