Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk, An Evaluation of Heptachlor, BCERF Fact Sheet No. 12
Gandhi, Renu; Snedeker, Suzanne M.
This fact sheet describes the scientific evidence of whether the pesticide heptachlor and its breakdown product heptachlor epoxide affects the risk of breast cancer and other cancers. This includes information on the history of heptachlor's use and current exposure to its breakdown products, a summary of the studies that have evaluated its cancer risk, where more research is needed, and how to minimize exposure to heptachlor that is still present in the environment.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of the insecticide heptachlor and heptachlor epoxide
New York State Department of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture CSREES
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
breast cancer; pesticide; heptachlor