Organochlorine exposure and breast cancer risk in Colombian women.

  title={Organochlorine exposure and breast cancer risk in Colombian women.},
  author={P Olaya-Contreras and J L Rodr{\'i}guez-Villamil and H J Posso-Valencia and Joana Cortez},
  journal={Cadernos de saude publica},
  volume={14 Suppl 3},
An epidemiological study was performed in Santa Fé de Bogota, Colombia, with a total of 306 women enrolled, including 153 incident BC cases and 153 age-matched controls. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between BC risk and serum dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethene (DDE) levels. Sociodemographic and reproductive data, diet, and past exposure to pesticides were obtained through a structured questionnaire. Chemical analysis of samples was performed by high resolution gas… CONTINUE READING