« back to current news

Pesticides linked to breast cancer risk

Teenage girls who live or work on farms may be putting themselves at risk of developing breast cancer in later life, researchers say. Pesticides or other toxic agents to which farm workers are exposed may be responsible for triggering changes in the developing breast, they said. A study of 1,100 women, half of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer, found those with the disease were almost three times more likely to have been farm workers, many during adolescence. The researchers from the University of Stirling, who led the study conducted in Canada, said developing breast tissue was especially vulnerable to toxic exposures during adolescence.

Story by Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor of The Independent

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment...

Like this page? Please link to us and let the world know!

Leave a comment

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word

^ back to top

© 2014 OrganicFoodee.com All Rights Reserved. Website by: Get Lucas