The report focuses on environmental triggers of cancer, highlighting the tremendous human and planetary health risks we are taking with chemicals. The authors believe these risks are significantly underestimated, in part because much of the data linking chemicals and cancer is several decades old. They also cite the facts that babies are now born “pre-polluted,” with hundreds of contaminants in their blood, and childhood cancer rates are increasing rapidly, as reasons why we should limit chemical exposure.
The report’s many recommendations to consumers include:
- Eating organic food when possible to reduce consumption of pesticides
- Buying antibiotic and hormone-free meat
- Avoiding BPA, phthalates, formaldehyde, and PCBs, which are associated with some food and consumer products