This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.

Reduce breast cancer risk, it might not be something you've considered on your mother-daughter mental to-do list, but it should be. Parents try to help their children grow up healthy. But the environment around a young girl may change the way her body develops. It's too soon to say for sure that avoiding certain chemicals or foods lowers the risk of breast cancer. Still, to help protect daughters from developing breast cancer later in life, it's never too early to begin taking steps. BCERP has a number of resources for parents and families on how to reduce risk.

Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - What Mothers and Daughters Can Do Together -- Health wise via Misty Nelson, mom blogger and family influencer @frostedeventsScientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit (http://bit.ly/BCERPtoolkit) mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a great time to start the conversation on how we can work together to help protect our children and keep them healthy. Taking the time to read research and understand how you can reduce your exposure to potentially cancer-causing agents is important. It's also important to spread the word. Share info on your social media, bring up the topic with other women in your life. Friends, family, co-workers…. imagine the impact you could have just by encouraging others to learn more about this important issue.

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