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

Community Rep Spotlight: Avani Shah 

"Hey, my name is Avani! I got involved with POB by taking sustainable marketing with Cynthia in my junior year at UMass! When I got to hear more about POB, I was so excited about the mission and getting to join in on an empowering group making change all while in high school and college. 

Through my time with POB, I’ve learned so much about the industry and the science behind it. Being a part of POB and working alongside a passionate team gave me encouragement and empowerment to feel like change can be made!

I have implemented many of the lifestyle choices from all the science-based tips that I got to learn. I’d say the biggest change I’ve made is being a more conscious consumer and observing the labels in all the products and food I buy. There’s some great apps that I learned of like EWG that have become a habit to use! Small steps like this and all the great tips that come from POB are such a great way to start making change without feeling overwhelmed! 💚"
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Safer Switch #13: Conventional hand soap ➡️ Dr. Bronner's soap

🧼 Conventional soaps can be harsh. More importantly, they can contain chemicals such as parabens, phthalates and the byproduct 1,4 dioxane (formed through ethoxylation). 1,4 dioxane is a known carcinogen. We suggest using brand partner Dr. Bronner's soap instead!
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Safer Switch #11: Generic cologne ➡️ Essential oil based scents

🫣We all like to smell good. Cologne and body mists are a way to smell fresh and pleasant, but unfortunately can contain synthetic musks and phthalates that can be dangerous. These chemicals can interfere with our body’s processes through contact with the skin or inhalation.

🧼 Luckily, there is an alternative! Opt for products that instead use essential oils as an ingredient. They still contain the same strong, balmy scent, but without the harsh chemicals.

P.S. Try the EWG SkinDeep App to scan ingredient lists faster!
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Safer Switch #10: Commercial moisturizers ➡️ organic moisturizers from
Moon Valley and Organic Essence

💧 Everyone wants hydrated, glowing skin. In order to achieve this, many people tend to use conventional moisturizers. These traditional moisturizers contain many harmful chemicals, such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can seep deep into your skin and disrupt normal body processes.

🧴 @moonvalleyorganics and @organicessenceusa are two incredible POB brand partners that provide organic alternative moisturizers that will keep your skin clear, hydrated, and free from unwanted chemicals!
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Safer Switch #9: air freshener --> oils or soy candles

🔥 While Spring Cleaning is coming to an end, we still like our living spaces to smell refreshed in the Summer! Air fresheners are a common way to liven up your living room or bedroom, but oftentimes contain "fragrance." Inhaling harmful chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde can increase your risk of developing breast cancer or other diseases.

🕯 Opt for sustainable palm oil paraffin-free candles, that provide natural and organic odors that keep the house smelling nice and fresh while avoiding the dangerous agents that could be released into the air from air fresheners or conventional candles. Check out our brand partner, GoodLight for great options!
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