Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 25th, 1996
The report was the first in a $1.5 million study, paid for by the State, to determine whether environmental factors are to blame for part of the high rate of breast cancer among those who live on Cape Cod.
The chemicals, xenoestrogens or endocrine disrupters, are found in pesticides, plastics byproducts, and detergents. In theory, they could amplify the effects of estrogen that naturally occurs in women's bodies; they are a major target of researchers. None of the...
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