Pesticides and breast cancer risk: a review of DDT, DDE, and dieldrin.

@article{Snedeker2001PesticidesAB,
  title={Pesticides and breast cancer risk: a review of DDT, DDE, and dieldrin.},
  author={Suzanne M. Snedeker},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2001},
  volume={109},
  pages={35 - 47}
}
Established risk factors for breast cancer explain breast cancer risk only partially. Hence, there has been interest in evaluating what role environmental chemicals, especially those with evidence of being hormonally active agents, play in breast cancer risk. Organochlorine pesticides have received the most attention because of their persistence in the environment, ability to concentrate up the food chain, continued detection in the food supply and breast milk, and ability to be stored in the… CONTINUE READING
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