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Pesticides and Breast Cancer Risk, An Evaluation of Phosmet, BCERF Fact Sheet No. 34

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This fact sheet describes the scientific evidence on whether the insecticide phosmet affects the risk of breast cancer and other cancers. This includes information on this pesticide's use in agriculture and in homes and gardens, a summary of the studies that have evaluated its cancer risk, levels in food and water supplies, who may be exposed to phosmet, where more research is needed, and how to minimize exposure to this pesticide.

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Fact sheet on the breast cancer risk of the insecticide phosmet

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United States Department of Agriculture CSREES and the New York State Department of Health

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2000-05

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Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors

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breast cancer; insecticide; phosmet

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