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2001

No link found between DDT, PCBs and breast cancer

model of a ddt molecule

Data from five large studies of women in the northeastern U.S. revealed no link between exposure to the pesticide DDT and the widespread industrial chemical polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and elevated rates of breast cancer.


Tags: breast cancer, women's health


Citation:

Gammon MD, Neugut AI, Santella RM, Teitelbaum SL, Britton JA, Terry MB, Eng SM, Wolff MS, Stellman SD, Kabat GC, Levin B, Bradlow HL, Hatch M, Beyea J, Camann D, Trent M, Senie RT, Garbowski GC, Maffeo C, Montalvan P, Berkowitz GS, Kemeny M, Citron M, Schnabe F, Schuss A, Hajdu S, Vincguerra V, Collman GW, Obrams GI. 2002. The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: Description of a multi-institutional collaboration to identify environmental risk factors for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 74(3):235-254. [Abstract]


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