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.

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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.

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👨‍🍳 Cook at home this new year! Whether you learned from a friend or your mom or dad (like Sage), cooking can be fun, healthier and safer!

👎 Food consumed while eating out can contain many harmful chemicals, which can reduce sperm count in men.

📕 Author of CountDown, Dr. Shanna Swan says that one study found that teens who ate out a lot had "55 percent higher levels of androgen-disrupting chemicals than their peers who only consumed food at home".

🌱🍲When choosing to cook for yourself (and always choosing organic ingredients), you are not only lessening pesticides in your body, but you’re also making your immune system stronger! Organic foods contain a higher content of minerals and vitamins compared to non-organic.

🍽️What do you hope to make at home this year?
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🍿 Need some viewing recommendations that will keep you both entertained and fired up? We got you.

📺 Our favorite TV series right now is Not So Pretty. This miniseries narrated by one of America’s sweethearts (Keke Palmer) is “an investigation into the trillion-dollar cosmetics, beauty, and personal care industry, raising awareness about the dangers in everyday makeup, hair, skin-care and nail products.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to do something!

🎥 Ever wonder why we don’t use pink ribbons? Pink Ribbons, Inc. explores the exploitative side of breast cancer “awareness,”and how corporations have twisted a symbol that once included prevention. This documentary is eye-opening, and required for all new Eboard members to watch when they join the team!
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Instead of obsessing over the scale, obsess over how amazing you feel since you started being more active. Numbers don't mean much.
🏋️‍♀️ Taking pre-workout supps can cause an overload of nitrates which (in high doses) can lead the body to producing cancer-causing nitrosamines. Sports drinks can also contain caramel and other colorings that are carcinogenic.
💪Make sure you're exercising the safer way!
💧And for a safer drink option, check out our brand partner, @roarorganic
#newyearnewme #workout #exercise
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👃🏼 Even if jack frost is nipping at your nose this winter, you gotta wear sunscreen! We all have heard that we should wear sunscreen year-round, but make sure the sunscreen you choose to apply is safe!

☀️ Cancer-causing benzene is widely found in aerosol (spray) sunscreens. The use of benzene is unsafe at any level. Other chemicals of concern in sunscreen are titanium dioxide and PEGs.

🧴When purchasing sunscreen next time, chose mineral sunscreen and avoid aerosol (spray) sunscreens. Check our our brand partner @badgerbalm sunscreen!
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3 weeks ago

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📚Not sure how to occupy your free time over winter break or as you travel for the holidays? De-stress and unwind with reading (and learning)! We've compiled some book recommendations we read as a team that are both interesting and informative!

🧼Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World by Aly Cohen and Frederick S. Vom Saal is a book that the POB Executive Board always come back to. Not only is it full of valuable information, but it also provides helpful tips to decrease toxins in your everyday life!

👨Countdown by Shanna Swan explores the reasons why sperm counts and fertility rates are dropping, identifying chemicals as a main offender.

💚DM us for more recommendations to help further your knowledge on chemicals of concern and breast cancer prevention.
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