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Non Toxic Revolution's mission is to inform, educate and inspire young people to revolt against the dangers of toxic chemicals in their environment and food supply, especially those linked to the development of breast cancer. Its aim is to focus on prevention as a means to maintain long-term health and well-being. NTR also provides alternative choices so that young people everywhere can make smart changes.
NTR is part of The Keep A Breast Foundation's mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND YOU
Although it might not be common knowledge to consumers, the average American adult is exposed to over a hundred chemical ingredients daily in their personal care products according to data from Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. And even scarier, biomonitoring studies conducted by government agencies, university research labs and non-profit organizations have identified the presence of hundreds of synthetic chemicals in the bodies of ordinary Americans. You may have been exposed to dozens of chemical ingredients from your morning shower and beauty routine and have potentially toxic synthetic chemicals building up in your body at this very moment! Some of these chemicals might be carcinogens or reproductive and developmental toxins which may contribute to the life-time risk of developing breast and other cancers.
According to the 2010 “State of the Evidence” report about the connection between breast cancer and the environment, published by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a public interest organization based in California, the long list of chemicals linked to breast cancer includes hormones in pharmaceutical and personal care products; endocrine disrupting chemicals from all sources (bisphenol A and phthalates, parabens, pesticides and herbicides, fire retardants, chemical pollutants such as PAHs and dioxins, etc.); and industrial carcinogens such as benzene, various solvents and PCBs. The full list would be too long to include here, so check out Breast Cancer Prevention Partners website of Chemicals and Radiation Linked to Breast Cancer - you will learn amazing and potentially worrisome new information.
As Breast Cancer Fund reports, it is difficult to examine the effects of specific chemicals on individual risk for a complex disease such as breast cancer, because the time between exposures and development of the disease may be decades. Also, we are often unaware of which chemicals and/or mixtures of chemicals we may have been exposed to over any period of time. One thing is clear from research – the chemicals in our environment alter our biological processes and our overall exposures are connected to our breast cancer risk.
There is a message of hope in these research findings: we can control our exposure to toxic chemicals through personal action and by leading others to do the same. And w are giving you the tools to make your life healthier today!