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Breast Cancer UK - Pregnancy guide on avoiding hazardous chemicals

Breast Cancer UK are set to launch a new pregnancy guide on 14 February which is designed to inform and help pregnant women reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals.

There is growing scientific concern that early life exposures to certain harmful chemicals in the environment and everyday products may lead to illnesses, including breast cancer, later in life. This is because developing tissues are particularly sensitive to the action of hormones and hormone disrupting chemicals which interfere with or mimic natural hormones.

Whilst it is difficult to avoid all harmful chemicals, there are some simple things we can do to help reduce exposures and in turn help give to give our children the best start in life.

Reducing unnecessary exposures to harmful chemicals need not be expensive or stressful – some easy changes can help to make a big difference.

To find out more visit the website here

Originally posted on 12 February 2015

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