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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemical industry":

"… he Environmental Protection Agency and the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade association, did not respond to requests for comment Monday …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemicals":

"… These workers may handle an array of carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. They include the hardening agent bisphenol A (BPA) — whose presence in …"

"… ed. “It just seems like we’re fighting the same battle. A lot of these chemicals should be removed from the workplace.”The study population included wome …"

"… Workers in similar plants around the world are exposed to many of the same chemicals. So are members of the public, who encounter the substances — albeit in …"

"… t in lower doses — in the course of their daily lives.“These workplace chemicals are now present in our air, water, food and consumer products,” said one …"

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

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"… tors have expressed some concern. The Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are conducting research on BPA. The EPA is also in the process of proposin …"

Industry linked to study supporting safety of plastics chemical BPA

By Susanne Rust

New research supporting safety of chemical BPA linked to industry