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Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals in Our Food and Environment Linked to Breast Cancer

Researchers have identified almost 300 chemicals in everything from hair dye to pesticides that can increase levels of breast cancer-contributing hormones.

Ruthann Rudel, director of research for the Silent Spring Institute and co-author of the new study, told EHN that of those chemicals, 219 had not been previously identified as potential carcinogens. The findings come in a study out this week in Environmental Health Perspectives. 

Learn More: Breast Cancer: Hundreds of Chemicals Identified as Potential Risk Factors