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Media release - 16/5/07


New scientific review in the journal Cancer links environmental pollutants with breast cancer

Women face daily and widespread exposure to hundreds of chemicals linked to breast cancer, and reducing ­ or even understanding ­ this environmental contamination might do as much as screening or treatment to reduce a woman's risk of getting the disease, according to one of the most thorough reviews of the science to date. Yet for the most part, the researchers note, regulators and environmental health doctors haven't even looked for a connection between exposure and breast cancer risk in humans.

To read the review click on the title below.

Environmental pollutants, diet, physical activity, body size, and breast cancer - Where do we stand in research to identify opportunities for prevention?, Julia Green Brody PhD, Silent Spring Institute et al,

The review was funded by:
Komen for the Cure as part of the Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Science Review project led by Silent Spring Institute with collaborating investigators at Harvard Medical School
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
University of Southern California


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