Boost Your Eco-Health IQ

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By Laura Nathan-Garner, Staff Writer

green livingFrom CT scans to toxic chemicals, there's been lots of talk lately about how the environment affects a person's cancer risks.

So last week, we polled fans of MD Anderson's Focused on Health Facebook page to see which environmental factors worry them most when it comes to cancer risk. Here's what we learned:

  • 20% are most worried about radiation from CT scans
  • 60% are most worried about pesticides on produce
  • 20% are most worried about BPA in plastic water bottles, and
  • 0% are worried about getting cancer from their cell phones

But are these the things you should be worried about? Find out in this month's issue of Focused on Health.

You'll discover small steps you can take to reduce your exposure to everyday toxins and possibly your cancer risk, learn how to reduce your carbon "food" print, and get the latest on effects of CT scans and cell phones. Plus, our video of David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., will change the way you look at your lifestyle, the environment and cancer prevention.

What's your biggest environmental worry when it comes to cancer risk? Share your thoughts below, or weigh in on our Facebook poll.

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I'm worried about pollution in the air, water, and soil.

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