Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk, An Evaluation of DDT and DDE, BCERF Fact Sheet No. 2
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Snedeker, Suzanne; Allgyer, Erica
This fact sheet describes the scientific evidence of whether exposure to the insecticide DDT and its persistent breakdown product DDE pesticide chlordane affects the risk of breast cancer and other cancers. It also includes information on the history of DDT's past use, detection of residues in food and breast milk, current efforts to reduce exposure, ways to minimize exposures, and where more research is needed.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of the pesticides DDT and DDE
New York State Department of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture CSREES Cornell University Agriculture Experiment Station formula funds Project No. NYC-32943
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
DDT; DDE; pesticide; chemical; organochlorine; breast cancer; environmental risk factor