Jobs That Increase Chances Of Breast Cancer

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By Deborah Mitchell for

There is still much unknown about the link between certain environmental exposures and the risk of developing breast cancer. However, a new study published in the journal Environmental Health studied the exposures to certain toxins that women face in the workplace which may indeed increase their risk of developing the disease.

Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer diagnosis among women in industrialized countries with North American rates among the highest in the world. Certain industrial workplaces, such as those in farming and manufacturing, appear to expose employees to specific carcinogens and endocrine disrupters that may potentially lead to cancer, including breast cancer.

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