New study examines the risk of breast cancer with potential exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) interfere with hormones in the body.  This is important because changing hormone levels can impact the risk of breast cancer as well as other diseases.  A new study, conducted in Ontario, was recently published that examines the risk of breast cancer in industries with potential exposure to EDCs.

Link to the article:

Breast cancer risk in relation to occupations with exposure to carcinogens and endocrine disruptors: a Canadian case–control study
Environmental Health, November 19, 2012


To read more about the study, see the links below:

Study finds blue-collar women more likely to develop breast cancer
Globe and Mail, November 19, 2012

Breast cancer risks on the job a “neglected area”
CBC News, November 19, 2012

Cancer du sein dans l’industrie de l’auto
Radio-Canada, November 19, 2012

Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastic workers
The Center for Public Integrity, November 19, 2012

Examining workplace risk for breast cancer
Canada Newswire, November 19, 2012

New Canadian research on occupational causes of breast cancer point to urgent need for increased regulation and action
Canada Newswire, November 19, 2012

Auto plastics industry linked to breast cancer, new study shows
The Toronto Star, November 19, 2012

Union demands protection for workers, after breast cancer linked to auto plastics industry
The Toronto Star, November 20, 2012

Researchers behind Windsor breast cancer study not shy about advocating for female workers
The Toronto Star, November 20, 2012