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DDT, PCBs Not Linked To Higher Rates Of Breast Cancer, An Analysis Of Five Northeast Studies Concludes

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May 21, 2001
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Scientists who combined data from five large breast cancer studies have found no link to the pesticide DDT or to PCBs, a widespread industrial chemical. Both were suspect because they are chemicals in the environment with similarities to estrogen, the so-called female hormone associated with a risk of breast cancer.

Scientists who combined data from five large breast cancer studies have found no link to the pesticide DDT or to PCBs, a widespread industrial chemical.


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NIH/National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences. (2001, May 21). DDT, PCBs Not Linked To Higher Rates Of Breast Cancer, An Analysis Of Five Northeast Studies Concludes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010521071722.htm
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