Our mission is to share the conversation about chemicals
in everyday products found on the grocery shelves that contribute
to breast cancer; empowering women to make safer choices to protect
their breasts during the most vulnerable periods of their lives.

Protect Our Breasts

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Breast cancer is a disease that touches the lives of many. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the course of their lifetime.

everyday exposure

Research shows that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals and carcinogens can lead to a breast cancer diagnosis later in life.

windows of susceptibility

Up through a woman’s first full-term pregnancy is a time when women are particularly vulnerable to these harmful chemicals. It is up to us to stop breast cancer before it starts.

Protect Our Breasts

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Protect Our Breasts

What are EDCs? Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

The Endocrine System is made up of a series of glands that regulate a variety of bodily functions like metabolism, sexual function, and growth. It communicates through hormone signals. Glands secrete the hormones that ultimately travel through the bloodstream to a target receptor. The hormone must sit in the receptor like a "lock and key" where the SHAPE of the hormone and receptor must fit nearly perfectly for a signal to occur.

When a toxin enters our body and acts as a hormone (an endocrine disrupting chemical), a variety of unexpected outcomes may occur. The EDC can act as a hormone, block a hormone from transmitting a signal, or cause abnormal receptor functioning. EDCs generally interfere with hormone signaling and this process is just one of the ways these concerning chemicals create an effect which may lead to a variety of diseases including breast cancer.
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**DM these steps to your local teacher or studios!!**

Instead of a walk or run, join Protect Our Breasts for our second annual National Earthdayogathon! Take a donation-based yoga class to support breast cancer prevention and living a clean and healthy lifestyle!

Want to make sure your local studio is part of the fun? Invite your favorite yoga studios to host a donation-based yoga class at their location on or around Earth Day (April 22, 2019) benefiting Protect Our Breasts!

Encourage your local studio or teacher to register today by sharing these steps or DMing them this post. Once registered, you’ll see their location on our Earthdayogathon.org map of studios!
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Avoid choosing cosmetic products that contain this harmful ingredient for safer makeup shopping. Check your ingredient labels! ... See MoreSee Less

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Safer products! What products would you like us to look for at Natural Products Expo West? Megan Ayles, our national director asks you to watch our Stories for polls and preferences over the next few weeks so we can search for safer versions of your favorite makeup, beverages, yogurt and more! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Valentine’s Day! We #LOVE our 30 chapters! Passionate #Changemakers on their high school and college campuses, they share about safer alternatives to toxins found in everyday products. If you or a friend are interested in joining our 30 Valentines, start a chapter on your campus today - contact us! ... See MoreSee Less

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