Breast Cancer and the Environment
About the Study
There are many factors which can impact your chances of developing breast cancer. Alongside risks such as previous personal or familial history with breast cancer, genetic predisposition or high breast density; there are also so called “lifestyle” risks for developing breast cancer. Exposure to environmental pollutants and toxic chemicals is one of these risk factors.
Exposure to environmental pollutants can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. The amount of risk caused by environmental pollutants varies depending on the amount and type of exposure, the timing of the exposure and the properties of each individual pollutant.
This study is focusing on the effect of exposure to two specific environmental pollutants, which are both widespread throughout the environment today, and their impact on women during the menopausal transition. The goal of the study is to better understand the risks associated with certain environmental pollutants and to help promote women’s health.