#DitchTheJunk | Breast Cancer UK


Do you know what nasties could be hiding in your cosmetics?

The ever expanding number of synthetic chemicals found in cosmetics and personal care products is a concern.  Some of these chemicals have been linked to adverse health effects including breast cancer.

Modern living has led to an explosion of synthetic chemicals being used which bombard our bodies on a daily basis. 

We’re saying it’s time to DITCH THE JUNK…….

We believe people can help reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by reducing their exposure to harmful chemicals.

A recent study, led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, showed that it is possible to reduce our body burden of certain toxic chemicals - in as little as three days, simply by avoiding products known to contain them. 

It’s time we took a precautionary approach and our #DitchTheJunk campaign is about taking simple steps to reduce the number and quantity of synthetic chemicals we use every day to help make our bodies healthier.

Download our #DitchTheJunk guide to safer cosmetics now and use it to check there are no nasties hiding inside your cosmetics!

For advice and tips on how you can reduce your exposure to the harmful chemicals found in everyday products read our Reduce Your Risk section, where you will find useful guides you can download for free.

For the science behind breast cancer and its links to harmful chemicals, check out our Science & Research section, where you will find science based fact sheets that explain the what why and how.

To see the work we are doing to prevent breast cancer, read our Policy and Advocacy section, where you will find information on the policy changes we are campaigning for, to help prevent breast cancer before it starts.


Page last updated June 27, 2017

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