Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 29th, 1996
An estimated 3,200 women, including a control group of cancer-free women, will be recruited in August 1996 in the second phase of a four-year study headed by Columbia University's School of Public Health. Researchers are trying to determine whether environmental contaminants, including pesticides such as PCB's and chlordane, are associated with the risk of breast cancer among women on Long Island, which has one of the highest breast cancer rates in the United States.
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