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Friday, November 23, 2012

Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors

Breast implant: Mammographs: Normal breast (le...
Breast implant: Mammographs: Normal breast (left) and cancerous breast (right). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Canadian, British and Scottish researchers said there was a link between breast cancer in women who work in jobs exposed to a "toxic soup" of chemicals.

"A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that mammary carcinogens and/or EDCs contribute to the incidence of breast cancer. Yet there remain gaps and limitations. This exploratory population-based case–control study contributes to one of the neglected areas: occupational risk factors for breast cancer. The identification of several important associations in this mixed industrial and agricultural population highlights the importance of occupational studies in identifying and quantifying environmental risk factors and illustrates the value of taking detailed occupational histories of cancer  patients"

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