Please read this recent article from Environmental Defence that explains the concerning evidence of a relationship between toxic chemical exposure and prostate cancer and other types. It also explains the need for awareness about these risks and the need to pressure for policy changes that would ban endocrine disrupting chemical exposure, require disclosure of these chemical ingredients and increase availability of safe products.
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Prevention is more than exercising, eating right and getting screened, which are the only health promotional recommendations I've seen in Movember awareness, when there is awareness at all, and there is very little discussion about the limitations and risks of screening.
Next year, instead of just bragging about how hilarious your handlebar moustache is (thus disconnecting the campaign from the cause), brag about the safe products you used and the pressure you put on your government to help make others safe, too. If you're already doing this, thank you!
It's not enough to grow a moustache and donate money to the cause. Please don't let the fun distract you from important awareness and action or let you deflect attention from these important issues.