Five Things You Should Know About Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Forbes, 12/7/2011)

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Amy Westervelt's article on Forbes.com does a great job of parsing through the intricacies of the Institute of Medicine's new reportBreast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach. Here's an excerpt, including a quote from our president and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo:

In the absence of clear advice from the IOM, consumers might want to consider reducing their exposure to these chemicals. “The failure to take a precautionary approach may leave the public confused and even misinformed, as is evidenced by some of the initial media headlines about the report that say that chemicals are unproven to raise breast cancer risk, when the report itself indicated there are plausible reasons for concern,” Rizzo says.

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One thought on “Five Things You Should Know About Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Forbes, 12/7/2011)

  1. Allowing yourself to be exposed to various chemicals would make you more at risk of developing cancer. This would weaken your immune system causing you to deteriorate that is why you must avoid this to happen for you not to acquire this kind of illness.

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