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Breast cancer from work chemicals.

A study in Montreal looked at over 1,100 women aged 50-75 to examine the link between exposure to chemicals at work and post-menopausal breast cancer.

There were increased risks if working with hydrocarbons (petro-chemicals) and man-made fibres, particularly acrylic. The risks increased further the longer the exposure to these chemicals before age 35.

The report in Occupational And Environmental Medicine, by France Labrèche, concludes “Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that breast tissue is more sensitive to adverse effects if exposure occurs when breast cells are still proliferating.”

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April 1, 2010 - Posted by | Breast cancer, Environment, France Labrèche, Work

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