Reduce Your Risk
Making simple changes to our lifestyles can help reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals which may cause health problems, including breast cancer.
We're all exposed to synthetic chemicals on a daily basis. They’re used in many products, from food and drinks packaging to household cleaners, shower gels and cosmetics.
Some of these chemicals are known to be carcinogenic and/or to disrupt our hormones. Exposure to even low levels of hormone disrupting chemicals may lead to changes in the breast and increase our risk of developing breast cancer.
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Read our 5 top tips and download our leaflet to share with your family and friends.
What chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products may be linked to breast cancer?
Find out how to identify and avoid harmful products in everyday products that are linked to breast cancer.
Find out how you can reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals in the home.
If you want to find out more about how to #ReduceYourRisk of breast cancer, book a talk with one of our volunteer Ambassadors.
What to do if you are worried about breast cancer, signs and symptoms of breast cancer and links to other support organisations.