U.S. report urges deeper look into breast cancer's environmental links

By Jim Morris

A new federal report urges enhanced research into potential environmental triggers of breast cancer.

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"… — broadly defined — must play a major role in the etiology of the disease.” Yet only a fraction of federal research funding has gone toward exami …"

Study spotlights high breast cancer risk for plastics workers

By Jim Morris

Researchers cite breast cancer risks in Canadian plastic auto parts factories — with potential implications in the U.S. and beyond.

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"… usually in private, about what seemed to be an excess of cancer and other diseases in the factories across the river from Detroit. “People were getting si …"

"… tories of 1,006 women from Ontario’s Essex and Kent counties who had the disease and 1,146 who didn’t. Adjustments were made for smoking, weight, alcohol …"

"… 10 years of hormonal treatment, is in remission.Asked if she believed her disease was work-related, Knight said, “I’m suspicious of it because of all th …"

"… ed group that has pressed for more research into environmental causes of a disease that claimed nearly 40,000 lives in the United States last year, called th …"

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

By Chris Hamby

Regulators have done little to protect the public from BPA, critics say

Industry linked to study supporting safety of plastics chemical BPA

By Susanne Rust

New research supporting safety of chemical BPA linked to industry