Environmental pollutants and breast cancer.

  title={Environmental pollutants and breast cancer.},
  author={Julia Green Brody and Ruthann A. Rudel},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={1007 - 1019}
  • J. Brody, R. Rudel
  • Published 19 May 2003
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
Laboratory research has shown that numerous environmental pollutants cause mammary gland tumors in animals; are hormonally active, specifically mimicking estrogen, which is a breast cancer risk factor; or affect susceptibility of the mammary gland to carcinogenesis. An assessment of epidemiologic research on these pollutants identified in toxicologic studies can guide future research and exposure reduction aimed at prevention. The PubMed database was searched for relevant literature and… 

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