Childhood and Adolescent Pesticide Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk.

  title={Childhood and Adolescent Pesticide Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk.},
  author={Nicole Michelle Niehoff and Hazel B Nichols and Alexandra J White and Christine G. Parks and Aimee A D'Aloisio and Dale P Sandler},
  volume={27 3},
BACKGROUND To date, epidemiologic studies have not strongly supported an association between pesticide exposure and breast cancer. However, few previous studies had the ability to assess specific time periods of exposure. Studies that relied on adult serum levels of metabolites of organochlorine pesticides may not accurately reflect exposure during developmental periods. Furthermore, exposure assessment often occurred after diagnosis and key tumor characteristics, such as hormone receptor… CONTINUE READING


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