I know I pop into your inbox with bad news a lot (sorry), but today I have something very hopeful to share.
A new paper came out a couple of weeks ago suggesting that getting rid of endocrine disrupting chemicals in personal care products can make a real (and fast!) difference in reducing breast cancer risk.
This study looked at phthalates and parabens, two well-studied endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). While most of the research in this area uses animal models, this study looked at what would happen if actual humans gave up EDC-containing personal care products for 28 days. They collected blood, urine, and breast tissue cells from cancer-free women to look at their cancer-related gene expression.
The result? They found that the expression of 73% of known cancer-associated genes shifted to a 'normal' profile after the 28-day intervention.
What this suggests is that switching to EDC-free personal care products may not only make a big difference in reducing breast cancer risk, but it may do so pretty quickly!
So even if you've spent your life so far using 'conventional' personal care products, it's definitely never too late to make the switch.
I hope this can bring you a little bit of renewed motivation and inspiration for your low-tox journey. 💕
P.S. On an unrelated note, there is a new section of the website where you can find all of our spring and summer guides in one place. You'll find guides to low-tox swimwear, what to look for in kiddie pools, non-toxic sandbox sand, and more. ⛱️