Chemical Watch - Silent Spring study highlights breast cancer chemicals

May 13, 2014

by Laura Robinson

Excerpt: Scientists at the Silent Spring Institute, US, have identified the “most important chemicals women should reduce exposure to” for breast cancer prevention.

The team, led by Ruthann Rudel, research director of the institute, did a structured online literature review of 102 known rodent mammary carcinogens to identify measurement methods for biomarkers of exposure; that is, specific chemicals or their metabolites in the blood or other bodily fluids. They also compared consistency in the results of any animal and human breast cancer studies for a given chemical type.

Chemicals and Breast Cancer