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'Oestrogen soup' linked to cancer

作者:夔面    发布时间:2019-03-02 02:18:01    

LONG-TERM exposure to oestrogen-like chemicals might increase the risk of breast cancer in women with a genetic predisposition to the disease. “For people who are susceptible, breast cancer might be sped up,” says William Baldwin of the University of Texas in El Paso. For nine months his team fed a chemical called 4-nonylphenol, which is found in drinking water, processed foods, plastics and paints, to mice with a mutation that makes them susceptible to breast cancer. Five out of the 13 mice fed a high dose of the substance developed breast cancer,

 

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