News on Cancer and the Environment
Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure
Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.
Breast Cancer Rates Higher Among African American Women from Disproportionate Chemical Exposure
A University of Michigan study finds a link between elevated rates of breast cancer incidents and chemical exposure from pesticides among African American women.
Gretta Monahan Bravely Opens Up About Her Emotional Breast Cancer Journey
Gretta opens up about her journey — from diagnosis through the beginning stages of treatment — to help educate, raise awareness and inspire others affected by breast cancer
A quick, accurate way to determine if a chemical causes cancer? Researchers say they’ve got one
A group of researchers from the Boston University schools of medicine and public health has developed what it calls a “fast, accurate and cost-effective approach” to test whether certain chemicals increase people’s cancer risk.
Heading in the Right Direction
BPA breakthrough: New treatment takes controversial chemical out of water.
Wal-Mart Puts Chemicals in Spotlight by Joining New Program
Stories We are Following
Robert Bilott’s battle against Dupont
A U.S. jury in Ohio on ordered DuPont (DD.N) to pay $2 million to a man who developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from one of the company’s plants, according to the plaintiff’s lawyer Robert Bilott.