Our comprehensive reviews of human studies demonstrate that exposure to environmental chemicals, especially early in life, is an important contributing factor in the development of breast cancer.

Publications and Presentations

Brody, J., Gray, J., and Janssen, S. Breast Cancer and the Environment: State of the Evidence 2017 and Directions for Future Research. Collaborative on Health and the Environment. October 10, 2017

webinar recording

Rodgers, K.M., J.O. Udesky, R.A. Rudel, J.G. Brody. 2018. Environmental chemicals and breast cancer: An updated review of epidemiological literature informed by biological mechanisms. Environmental Research. 160:152-182. doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.045


Brody, J.G., R.A. Rudel, K.B. Michels, K.P. Moysich, L. Bernstein, K. R. Attfield, S. Gray. 2007. Environmental Pollutants, diet, physical activity, body size, and breast cancer: Where do we stand in research to identify opportunities for prevention? Cancer, 109 (S12): 2627-2634. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.22656


Brody, J.G., K.P. Moysich, O. Humblet, K. R. Attfield, G.B. Beehler, R.A. Rudel. 2007. Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: Epidemiologic studies. Cancer, 109(S12):2667-2711. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.22655