Reduce your risk of breast cancer | Breast Cancer UK

Some easy steps
to reduce your risk

Reduce Your Risk

Making simple changes to our lifestyles can help reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals which may cause health problems, including breast cancer.

We're all exposed to synthetic chemicals on a daily basis. They’re used in many products, from food and drinks packaging to household cleaners, shower gels and cosmetics. 

Some of these chemicals are known to be carcinogenic and/or to disrupt our hormones. Exposure to even low levels of hormone disrupting chemicals may lead to changes in the breast and increase our risk of developing breast cancer.

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