Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk, An Evaluation of Lindane, BCERF Fact Sheet No. 15
Gandhi, Renu; Snedeker, Suzanne M.
This fact sheet describes the evidence of whether the insecticide lindane (gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane) affects the risk of breast cancer and other cancers. This includes information on its use in agriculture and in anti-lice shampoo, how federal agencies regulate this pesticide, who may be exposed, a summary of the studies that have evaluated its cancer risk, where more research is needed, and how to minimize exposure to lindane.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of the insecticide lindane
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; insecticide; lindane