- Three Easy
Steps to Avoiding Environmental Risk Factors
you want to avoid cancer? Easy,
don't breathe the air, drink the water or eat food.
course, that is a major oversimplification, but with the latest
announcements in the news it seems that way.
eating, drinking and breathing are activities we cannot stop, there
may be some steps that can make living a bit safer. What are they?
breast cancer fund has put together a 5 point program to help reduce
environmental causes for breast cancer, some you can start right now, and others through advocacy and political activism:
OUT TOXIC CHEMICALS that are omnipresent in the lives of so
"SUNSHINE" LAWS AND ENFORCE EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
LAWS to reduce the use of toxics by requiring companies to
report how many tons of chemicals they use.
HEALTHY PURCHASING, with local, state and federal governments
leading the way in purchasing environmentally preferable products,
thereby creating an example for individuals to follow.
CORPORATE INCENTIVES that encourage businesses to eliminate
the use of cancer causing chemicals in their products and processes.
BREAST MILK, through a comprehensive community program that
identifies the chemicals present in breast milk, establishes links
to geographic areas and initiates a plan to eliminate these contaminants.
your home the easiest way to avoid pollutants is to try to buy organically
grown foods, including milk products. Use a simple filter for your
water. Most of the filtration systems do the same thing, so there
is no need to buy the most expensive ones.
your air conditioner, the filter will screen out many air born pollutants
as well as some of the allergens and dust that find their way into
Ontario Medical Association Press Release
Updated May 1, 2017
around the Web:
Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors - Cornell University
Breast Cancer and the Environment