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EWG’s List of 9 tips to reduce environmentally-induced cancer

June 28, 2010

The Environmental Working Group sent out an email this morning that I thought was really important to relay to you all:

You may have heard that the President’s Cancer Panel issued a landmark report last month suggesting that public health officials have “grossly underestimated” the extent of environmentally-induced cancer among the 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with the disease annually.

While we were not surprised by this high-level acknowledgment of the environmental connection to cancer, we know that hearing news like this can raise questions. So we put together nine practical tips for consumers like you to reduce the risk of environmental cancer. They’re easy and could make a difference.

They have a list of 9 tips to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals: (for more info on each item, go to the article).

1. Filter your tap water.
2. Seal outdoor wooden decks and play sets.
3. Cut down on stain- and grease-proofing chemicals.
4. Stay safe in the sun.
5. Cut down on fatty meat and high-fat dairy products.
6. Eat EWG’s Clean 15.
7. Cut your exposures to BPA.
8. Avoid carcinogens in cosmetics.
9. Read the warnings.