Ethylene oxide and breast cancer incidence in a cohort study of 7576 women (United States)

@article{Steenland2004EthyleneOA,
  title={Ethylene oxide and breast cancer incidence in a cohort study of 7576 women (United States)},
  author={Kyle Steenland and Elizabeth A. Whelan and James A. Deddens and Leslie Thomas Stayner and Elizabeth M. Ward},
  journal={Cancer Causes \& Control},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={531-539}
}
Background: Ethylene oxide (ETO) is a sterilant gas considered to be a human carcinogen, due primarily to excess hematopoietic cancer in exposed cohorts. ETO causes mammary tumors in mice, and has been associated with breast cancer incidence in one small epidemiologic study. Methods: We have studied breast cancer incidence in a cohort of 7576 women employed for at least one year and exposed for an average 10.7 years while working in commercial sterilization facilities. Breast cancer incidence… 

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