Here's a link to a great article and report with information about the ongoing risk of breast cancer and environmental factors. Cancer can take decades to develop, and over time we're all exposed to thousands of compounds.
Connecting the dots isn't easy. But here's what we do know:
- About 34,000 cancer deaths a year are due to environmental pollutants.
- The report found the strongest evidence for secondhand smoke; chemicals in gas fumes, car exhaust and some work environments; and solvents in dry cleaning, paint, and paint thinners.
- Hormone-like chemicals in plastics, pesticides, and elsewhere could also be a problem.
Don't shrug off these warnings. Instead, see the link below and take these five steps to lower your exposure to many toxins that put you at the highest risk for breast cancer: