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.

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This past weekend the team attended the 10th annual Women of Isenberg Conference held at UMass Amherst!! We were so excited to hear from the various speakers and were very appreciative of all those who attended our hands-on workshop.

You can access some of the resources we shared from the link in our bio, including: a chemicals of concern informational word-search, the "What's on my Food?" database, and EWG's Healthy Living App!

Once again, thank you all for the opportunity to share safer choices to prevent breast cancer! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š
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๐Ÿฅฑ Itโ€™s old news that plastic water bottles are bad for the environment and human health, but what if thereโ€™s not an alternative available?

โœˆ๏ธ On my recent spring break, I went to a country where I had to stick to bottled water instead of tap. I know that plastic packaging contains phthalates, which are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that can lead to breast cancer and male infertility. So how can you avoid the EDCs that plastic bottles release into water?

โฐ Drink from them at the early dates of their shelf period- higher concentrations of phthalates have been found in bottled drinks by the end of their shelf-life.

๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸผOpt for a smaller bottle! Larger water bottles have also been found to release more EDCs into the drink than smaller bottles.

โ™ป๏ธ Recycle PET after the first use to avoid antimony leaching and general degradation.
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Salmon has always been an easy go-to meal for me -- It is a great source of protein and healthy Omega-3 fats! BUT, while I knew it was important to choose wild salmon to avoid pesticides, I hadnโ€™t considered the issue of microplastics that the fish collect in the sea. ๐ŸŸ

We all know that plastic has made its way into our ocean, but it has also made its way into our seafood. These degraded plastic particles can have toxic affects on our health as they bioaccumulate; and the additives that have been used on these plastics can transfer into the fish that we eat and therefore into our own bodies. Many plastic additives, like phthalates, are endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which can lead to hormonal effects like breast cancer. โš ๏ธ

Now having this knowledge on the harmful components of my seafood, I have become more aware of my fish intake. What used to be a weekly meal for me has become a monthly one -- this way I can receive the nutritional value of fish while also moderating my plastic intake! ๐Ÿ˜€
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๐Ÿ‘‹ Goodbye and thank you @natprodexpo !! We canโ€™t wait to introduce all of our new brand partners ๐Ÿ”œ ... See MoreSee Less

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Networking comes naturally when youโ€™re surrounded by brands who care about a safer marketplace! Celebrating 5 new brand partners committed to safer packaging today and canโ€™t wait to see who we meet next ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š ... See MoreSee Less

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