Protect your baby's health | Breast Cancer UK

Protect your baby’s health

Give your baby the best start in life.

During pregnancy most of us will take steps to protect the health of our baby, such as eating healthy foods, taking vitamins and avoiding alcohol.

But did you know that early exposures to certain chemicals found in everyday products may also impact the health of your unborn child?

There is growing scientific concern that early life (in-utero) exposures to certain harmful chemicals in our environment could lead to the development of illnesses, including breast cancer, later in life.

That’s why Breast Cancer UK have produced a handy guide with lots of top tips and more information on what to look out for and what to avoid during pregnancy.  

Although we can’t avoid everything, there are a number of simple things we can do to help reduce our exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.  

Our guide provides tips and advice on what to look out for and what to try and avoid in different areas of the home:

  • Living room and dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms and baby's room
  • Bathroom
  • The Office
  • Garage and garden

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A full list of the references used to make this guide can be downloaded here

Read our full background briefing paper on Early life (In-utero) exposures to harmful chemicals


Page last updated May 10, 2017

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