Pregnancy and Childhood Exposures
For many years it was believed that the risks of harmful chemicals increased with increasing exposure, and that adults and children responded similarly to toxic exposures. But scientists now know that the timing, duration and pattern of exposure are at least as important as the dose. The timing of exposure may be especially critical.
So while it’s good to limit exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation at every stage of life, it is even more important during critical periods, including gestation, childhood and pregnancy.
Prenatal chemical exposure can have profound effects on subsequent breast cancer risk.Learn More
Childhood and Adolescence
Girls are entering puberty earlier—in part due to childhood exposures to endocrine disruptors—increasing breast cancer risk.Learn More
Pregnancy and Lactation
Exposure to toxic chemicals during this vulnerable period may contribute to increased risks of pregnancy-related breast cancer.Learn More