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Top Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention

Top Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention

Are you ready to hear something unforgettable? 90% of breast cancer cases are not linked to genetics. That's why prevention is crucial for a world free from breast cancer. What’s on you is in you, and just like the spark that ignited the Clean Beauty movement, the toxic chemicals used in the US clothing industry are highly unregulated. Every one of those toxic chemicals, including BPA, PFAS (or forever chemicals), and heavy metals, can be absorbed into your body through your skin. This is especially true for areas covered by your First Layer, where absorption rates can accelerate due to heat and sweat. These toxic chemicals are known to cause serious health issues, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, asthma, and cancer.

That’s why Vibrant Body Company is setting a new standard for women’s First Layer: bio-engineered and Certified Clean bras, tops, and underwear. Covering the two most porous areas of the body, these essential First Layer pieces are critical for prevention. Everything we do starts with what’s best for a woman’s body, from the Certified Clean materials to the patented design of our EveryWear Bra™. After 7 years of research and development, they are introducing the next generation of women’s First Layer: designed for your body.

Vibrant Body Company is a proud product partner of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), the leading science-based policy and advocacy organization working to eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards linked to breast cancer.

Here are some top tips for preventing breast cancer:

1. Read Ingredient Labels

Companies can legally use ingredients linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, and more, especially in the United States. These are often found in personal care products, cleaning products, cosmetics, and food packaging. Make sure to read ingredient labels and avoid ingredients like styrene, methylene chloride, and formaldehyde, which disrupt hormone levels and cause cellular damage. Check out BCPP's Glossary of Exposures for a comprehensive list of ingredients to avoid.

2. Avoid "Fragrance" and "Flavors"

These terms disguise a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals. "Fragrance" can encompass over 4,000 different chemicals, often found in personal care products, cleaning products, and perfumes. "Flavors" (artificial or natural) are additives to enhance the taste of processed foods, often including MSG, which is linked to higher obesity rates. Choose products from companies that are transparent about their ingredients.

3. Wash Your Hands

Everyday items, like receipts, can contain harmful chemicals like flame retardants. BPA, for instance, can be absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream after handling receipt paper for just a few seconds. Washing your hands regularly can reduce your exposure to these chemicals.

4. Go Fresh, Organic, and Hormone-Free

Eating fresh helps you avoid plastic packaging that can leach harmful chemicals. Fresh produce is more nutritious, and shopping at local farmers' markets supports your community. Organic foods typically have fewer pesticides and added hormones, providing more antioxidants and healthier omega-3 fatty acids. Avoiding hormones in meat can prevent health issues like weight gain, anxiety, and increased cancer risk.

5. Avoid Greenwashing

Be wary of marketing terms like "non-toxic" and "natural," which can be misleading. Look for certifications like GOTS and OEKO-TEX® to ensure products are truly safe.

6. Take Action

The US lacks strict regulations on toxic chemicals, and companies often aren't required to notify customers. Advocate for better laws and spread awareness about breast cancer prevention. Learn more about BCPP and how to take action here.

7. Switch to Certified Clean™

If it’s on you, it’s in you. Vibrant Body Company’s products are Certified Clean™, with every component tested for harmful substances. All products meet OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, the highest European standard for product safety. Plus, they are the most comfortable bras, tanks, and underwear you'll ever wear.

Choose Vibrant Body Company for a healthier, safer, and more comfortable First Layer.

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