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Study Suggests Link of Cleaners to Breast Cancer

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 in Cancer

July 20, 2010 by Misti Crane A survey of Massachusetts women has found a potential link between the use of household cleaners and air fresheners and breast cancer. The study included interviews with 787 women who had breast cancer and 721 who did not. Researchers asked all the women about pesticide use but found little association. But when about 400 women in each group were asked about cleaning products, researchers found a potential connection. In fact, breast-cancer risk was highest among women who reported the most use of cleaning products and air fresheners; it was double the risk for...

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