No one’s health should be put at risk because of exposure to the harmful chemicals found in everyday products and the environment.
We’re exposed to hundreds of synthetic chemicals, as we go about our daily lives, which may be harming our health including our risk of breast cancer:
It’s impossible to avoid every synthetic chemical that may be hazardous. But we have a right to live in an environment that doesn’t harm our health and that of future generations.
Known EDCs are used widely in products. As more evidence emerges regarding the full health implications of these synthetic chemicals, we need to adopt a precautionary approach to their use.*
We must urge the UK Government to strengthen public protections to ensure known EDCs are removed from products to safeguard public health and the environment and to support breast cancer prevention.
Yet they have been linked to breast cancer, infertility and other health issues.
Join our prevention movement. If we all say no, the UK government and manufacturers will have to listen.
* Precautionary approach (or principle)means that while we don’t understand the full extent of the risk EDCs pose to health and the environment, we must take protective steps to avoid future harm.
** Professor Darbre has published a book, Endocrine Disruption and Human Health (Sep 2021) and published a recent scientific paper on the subject, Endocrine disrupting chemicals and breast cancer cells published in Advances in Pharmacology.