How can we limit our chemical exposures?

Although there are things people can do to reduce their exposures, the burden should not rest entirely on consumers to protect themselves and their families from toxic chemicals in products and in the environment.

Long-term solutions for protecting the public from toxics requires action at multiple levels and on multiple fronts. From individuals, to communities, to advocacy organizations, to governments—all these groups combined can help put us on a path toward a healthier environment, and one that will sustain us for generations to come.

Related Projects


A three-part series aimed at engaging physicians and nurses in the latest science on environmental risk factors for cancer and new strategies for prevention.

We are providing decision-makers and partner organizations with independent scientific expertise to help inform chemical policies and regulations that better protect public health.

The ROC HOME study is evaluating the effectiveness of lead hazard control programs at reducing other chemical hazards, including exposures to pesticides, allergens, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

We are investigating whether California's Proposition 65 law has resulted in lower exposures to chemicals that cause breast cancer and what actions policymakers can take to protect public health.

With an eye on prevention, we developed Detox Me, a free mobile app to help consumers reduce their exposures to toxic chemicals in their everyday environment. 


We developed a hands-on high school curriculum to improve environmental health literacy and engage student in reducing exposures to endocrine disrupting compounds. 

Gymnastics is a popular sport with more than 6 million gymnasts training in the US. However, the gym environments where they train may be exposing these young athletes to harmful chemicals in the dust.