Preventing Cancer: 9 Practical Tips for Consumers

By Jane Houlihan
Environmental Working Group

Four of every 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and two of every 10 will die of it. But there are some things you can do to reduce the risk. First, talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes that are known to make a difference – stopping smoking, reducing drinking, losing weight, exercising and eating right.

But according to a new report from the President’s Cancer Panel, environmental toxins also play a significant and under-recognized role in cancer, causing “grievous harm” to untold numbers of people. Environmental Working Group’s own research has found that children are born “pre-polluted” with up to 200 industrial chemicals, pesticides and contaminants that have been found to cause cancer in lab studies or in people.

Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your exposures:

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3 responses to “Preventing Cancer: 9 Practical Tips for Consumers

  1. Good tips! In order to maintain a healthy life today, one must live like they are walking through a mine field. But if one is informed, and has the tenacity, I suppose one can avoid getting ill. maybe?

  2. They do a good job (EWG). There is much we can do to create the kind of world we want, including having a healthy body.

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