The links between our health and our environment are both complex and underexplored. Numerous research methods help connect these dots and, ultimately, protect our health.
To understand the connection between environmental exposures and breast cancer, we need to know who has breast cancer and where they live, which chemicals people are exposed to and when, and what triggers mammary gland changes that may lead to cancer.
Read below about methods to measure pollution in people and the effects of chemicals on breast development. Check back soon for new entries on topics ranging from epidemiological (human population) studies, what animal research can tell us, and new rapid methods to test chemicals for potential health effects.
Breast Cancer Endpoints
Even when chemicals are tested for safety, they aren't always tested for their impact on breast cancer risk.Learn More
Biomonitoring Pollution in People
Which chemicals were people exposed to and when? Often we don't know.Learn More
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