Glossary of Exposures

Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Glyphosate is a synthetic hormone-disrupting compound chemical widely used in herbicides, most notoriously in Monsanto’s Roundup. In fact, glyphosate-based herbicides...

Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide and insecticide widely found on produce and home pest control formulas that is an endocrine disruptor...

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption increases risk for breast cancer, as demonstrated by a large body of research. The more one drinks, the...

Fragrance

Fragrance or 'parfum' is any of the approximately 4,000 chemicals used by the fragrance industry to formulate scents for use in...

Sunscreens (UV Filters)

Many chemicals used as UV filters in personal care products can mimic estrogen in the human body, and are thus...

Vinyl Chloride

A classified human carcinogen with multiple toxic effects in humans and animals, including an increase in breast cancer incidence in...

Triclosan

A potential endocrine disruptor that at lower levels increases the growth of breast cancer cells, and at higher levels, suppresses...

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Abundant in our atmosphere making it easier for them to bind and alter our DNA as well as mimic and...

Tobacco Smoke

One of the more obvious exposures to avoid, tobacco smoke, can lead to stroke, heart disease, and many cancers. Tobacco...

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Banned by the EPA, many of the products we use continue to contain traces of PCBs and can still cause...
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