Chemicals you come in contact with around the home, garden, or workplace may affect your health. Some chemicals may affect breast cancer risk because they act like the hormone estrogen in the body. Lifetime exposure to reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone has been linked to breast cancer.
Scientists are studying whether exposure to some chemicals might be linked to breast cancer and other health problems. Keep the following in mind:
Click on the images for more tips to limit exposure to harmful chemicals for you and your family.
More tips in BCERF pamphlet "Reducing Exposure to Home and Garden Chemicals." PDF