Education is one of the keys to prevention. Use these resources to help you to mitigate toxic chemical exposure in your everyday life.
Tip: Don’t get overwhelmed…start with one change at a time!
www.sixclasses.org: Learn about the 6 classes of chemicals of concern that may be harming our health. Learn what they are, where they are found, how we are exposed, what you can do, and more.
www.ewg.org: Your one stop source for safe product. Be sure to check out their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to determine what produce you should only buy organic and what produce is okay to buy conventional.
www.healthytomorrow.org: The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT) is a coalition of citizens, scientists, health professionals, workers, and educators seeking preventive action on toxic hazards. Go to their Healthy Living page to learn about what to buy and what to avoid.
www.saferchemicals.org: Safer Chemicals Healthy Families fights for strong chemical policy, works with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals and transform the marketplace, and educates the public about ways to protect our families from toxic chemicals.
www.safecosmetics.org: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will educate you on what is in your products and, also about easy actions you can take online to advocate for safer cosmetics.
www.beautycounter.com: Print Beauty Counter’s “Never List” and carry with you to be sure you never buy a beauty product that contains one of the chemicals on the list
Savvy Women’s Alliance is a nonprofit member-style association, focused on exploring ‘nontoxic living’ through enrichment and community. The Savvy Women’s Alliance is the vision of Kristi Marsh, speaker, and award-winning author of Little Changes.
www.asbestos.com/cancer/breast/: Understand the link between asbestos exposure and breast cancer.
Take Action! Advocacy Websites:
Take Action! Advocacy Websites:
www.toxicsaction.org: Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, empowering you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.
www.cleanwateraction.org:Since it’s founding, during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table.
www.communityhealthbook.com: Community Health was developed by Erin Brockovich and allows individuals to post and share information with Erin and other community members for the purpose of allowing communities to better harness information that will provide individuals and their families with additional data and information that will aid them in their quest for solutions.
www.saferstates.org: Safer States and their partners work to advance common-sense policies that hold all of us to our responsibilities, making human health and safety their top priority.
Skin Deep: EWG’s Cosmetics Database
Healthy Living: EWG’s comprehensive app with ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products.
Think Dirty: Shows ingredients in your beauty, personal care and household products and guides you to safe products.
Good Guide: Makes it easy to find better products through science-based ratings.
Detox Me: A great shopping companion and can help you find key tips for choosing safer products.
Check Yourself!: Helps you make your own routine for breast self-checking. Establishing your own “normal” is an important step in knowing your body. This app makes it easy.