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Breast Cancer UK – New pregnancy advice guide ‘Protect Your Baby’s Health’

Breast Cancer UK have produced a new pregnancy advice guide, ‘Protect Your Baby’s Health’, to help mothers to be and families reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals in their homes.

This is a response to the growing scientific concern that early life (in-utero) exposures to certain harmful chemicals in our environment could lead to the development of illnesses, including breast cancer, later in life.

But it can be difficult to know where to start – and not all exposure can be easily avoided. That’s why Breast Cancer UK has produced a handy guide with tips and advice on what to look out for and what to try and avoid in different areas of the home.

To download a copy of the guide visit -

For more information on in-utero exposures to harmful chemicals and potential links to breast cancer, please visit

Originally posted on 29 June 2017

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