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

1 in 8

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

4 weeks ago

Protect Our Breasts

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1 month ago

Protect Our Breasts

Are you aware of phthalates in food? Phthalates are everywhere, from the environment and to our bodies. One of the most common routes of exposure to these chemicals of concern is through food packaging and plastics. According to research, 67% of human exposure to phthalates occurs from eating food or drinking beverages contaminated with phthalates.
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Phthalates, as well as their metabolites (a byproduct chemical), may accumulate in foods (edible oils and fats, dairy products, meat and poultry, and vegetables) and beverages (mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, and tea). Phthalates leach into our food and beverages by a process known as migration. Phthalates are highly soluble in oil and fat which explains why higher amounts of phthalates are often found in foods with high-fat content.
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Studies have found that soft drinks have a higher susceptibility to phthalate contamination compared to water and mineral water bottled in the same type of container, and sodas with preservatives have been found to contain higher levels of phthalates than drinks with low or no preservatives. Additionally, meat stored in plastic packaging had higher migration rates of phthalates depending on fat content. To reduce your exposure, you can limit eating out, avoid high-fat products packaged in plastics, avoid plastic beverage bottles, and support efforts for stricter legislation of chemicals in the food packaging and food production process.
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2 months ago

Protect Our Breasts

Are you aware of chemicals in single use plastic? Single use plastics are known for their environmental impact, but they also pose another threat: Single use plastics contain chemicals which may also impact health.
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In addition to phthalates, other chemicals of concern can be found in single use plastics and packaging including BPA, PFAS, and Polystyrene. These chemicals migrate from plastic containers into food or beverages, particularly when a food or beverage is hot.
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Work to reduce your impact and make safer choices for yourself by opting for non-plastic options, researching if stores offer options with less plastic or boxes, and avoiding plastics with recycling (♲) numbers #3, #6, or #7. Be sure to follow POB and like our page for more information on the latest science and how you can reduce your exposure to chemicals of concern!
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