Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 11th, 1997
Breast cancer rates have increased for all racial groups in Hawaii since 1970, but only 30 percent to 40 percent of these cancers can be explained by known risk factors. The study points out that an emerging body of evidence suggests that certain chemicals, including pesticides, play a role in causing the disease by interfering with the body's natural hormone balance.
Over the past 40 years in Hawaii, there has been widespread use of endocrine disrupting pesticides, including...
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