President’s Cancer Panel Annual Report 2008 – 2009 Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk – What We Can Do Now
What Individuals Can Do: Recommendations regarding Children
It is vitally important to recognize that children are far more susceptible to damage from environmental carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting compounds than adults. To the extent possible, parents and childcare providers should choose foods, house and garden products, play spaces, toys medicines, and medical tests that will minimize children’s exposures to toxics. Ideally, both mothers and fathers should avoid exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and known or suspected carcinogens prior to a child’s conception and throughout pregnancy and early life, when risk of damage is greatest. Page 27 of the report
Please check out the Organizations Providing Critical Information Category. There are many organizations providing resources for parents to limit and reduce exposures to toxic chemicals.
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