breast cancer

Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer

There are certain, well known factors that have been identified as contributing to Breast Cancer: age, alcohol intake, and smoking habits being three of the more easily recognized ones. Studies have been uncovering further contributors to the disease in recent years, and the list has grown to encompass a range of chemicals which are in fairly regular use in the average consumer's day to day life. So, how safe are the products we use?

Study Spotlights High Breast Cancer Risk for Plastics Workers

The effects of plastic on the consumer are becoming more and more well known by the day, but the plastics industry impacts more than just the people who receive and use a finished product, as a new study highlights. Jim Morris of the Centre for Public Integrity writes that a six year study conducted by researchers from the US, Canada, and the UK have found that women who work in the plastic industry are almost five times as likely to develop breast cancer as those women in the control group.

Bisphenol A Study Hints at Breast Cancer Link

In an article published today by the San Francisco Chronicle, a new study suggests that bisphenol A has impacted the development of mammary glands in monkeys. The study found that monkeys fed a piece of fruit contaminated with bisphenol-A each day during their third trimester of pregnancy had female offspring which developed dense tissue, which in humans often leads to breast cancer. The article says:

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch – Jeanne Rizzo – Breast Cancer and Plastic Pollution

Jeanne Rizzo, the CEO of Breast Cancer Fund, speaks about the connection between plastic pollution and breast cancer.

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