Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk, Why is There Concern? BCERF Fact Sheet no. 45
Snedeker, Suzanne M.
This fact sheet discusses why there is concern that environmental chemicals may affect breast cancer risk, how we can be exposed to chemicals of concern in the home and workplace, emerging research on the cancer risk of pesticides, what we can learn from animals studies, how endocrine-disrupting chemicals may affect breast cancer risk, how genes may interact with environmental chemicals to affect cancer risk, and where more research is needed.
Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of environmental chemicals
United States Department of Agriculture CSREES, and the New York State Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
breast cancer; pesticide