"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This is widely known. What's not widely known, though, is that when you use certain cosmetic, health and industrial products you are exposing yourself to an array of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and a variety of other health problems.
For example, here are just a few tips from this information packed calendar:
- Never use bug repellants on your skin, or pesticides in your home or garden. Organochlorines, found in agricultural and industrial products, have a weak estrogen-like effect, and play a role in the development of breast cancer;
- Purchase cosmetic and health products made without Bisphenol-A and phthalates, especially if you're a breast cancer survivor. These substances promote estrogenic activity to the same extent as human estrogen.
- Electro Magnetic fields from common sources like appliances, can make Tamoxifen, the most popular drug given to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, lose its ability to halt the proliferation of cancer cells.