Medical Xpress - New approach to ID chemicals that raise risk of breast cancer

June 2, 2015

Excerpt: A study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing approach, the authors identify two critical needs: the need for new chemical safety testing methods, and the need to screen more chemicals.

Inherited genes only explain about a quarter of a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. Exposure to and pollutants in air, water, food, workplaces and consumer products may account for a significant portion of breast cancer risk.

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