Breast Cancer and Chemicals

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A report by the Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action, released in January 2006, concludes that "as many as 50 percent of breast cancer cases remain unexplained by either genetics or lifestyle factors, such as a woman’s age at her first full-term pregnancy or alcohol consumption."

The report argues that "compelling scientific evidence points to some of the 100,000 synthetic chemicals in use today as contributing to the development of breast cancer, either by altering hormone function or gene expression." [1]

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