Breast Cancer and Chemicals
A report by the Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action, released in January 2006, concludes that "as many as 50 percent of breast cancer cases remain unexplained by either genetics or lifestyle factors, such as a woman’s age at her first full-term pregnancy or alcohol consumption."
The report argues that "compelling scientific evidence points to some of the 100,000 synthetic chemicals in use today as contributing to the development of breast cancer, either by altering hormone function or gene expression." 
Other SourceWatch resources
- "Report Finds Half of Breast Cancer Causes May Be Environmental: U.S. Women’s Lifetime Risk for Breast Cancer Has Nearly Tripled since 1964", Media Release, Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action, January 24, 2006.
- ""State of the Evidence 2006: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer?"", Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Action, January 2006.
- Douglas Fischer, "Study: Half breast cancers tied to environment: Analysis of 350 studies finds half of cases are unrelated to genetic risk or lifestyle choices", Oakland Tribune, January 24, 2006.
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