How are we exposed to toxic chemicals?
Understanding the sources of toxic chemicals in our everyday environments is the first step toward limiting our exposures so that we can reduce the risk of disease and lead a healthier life.
Every day we come into contact with hundreds of different chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been linked with health problems, and some are known carcinogens. We are exposed to toxic chemicals through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the products we use. Understanding how we're exposed can help inform strategies for mitigating these exposures so that we all can live healthier lives.