We live in a difficult time, when the earth is greatly affected by the damage humans have created. Unfortunately, what we do to the earth, we do to ourselves. There are many environmental causes of breast cancer.

The primary environmental links to breast cancer are radiation, x-rays, electromagnetic fields, plastics, pesticides, toxic metals and industrial chemicals.

Industrial chemicals that mimic the hormone estrogen include petrochemicals, plastics, parabens, pesticides, brominated fire retardants, chlorinated solvents, drinking water disinfectants, pharmaceuticals, dyes, hormones and toxic metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, aluminum). A brief overview of these environmental links is provided below.

Let’s eagerly focus on Green Living to decrease our personal and collective contributions to the breast cancer epidemic. You’ll find many solutions below.

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