Glossary of Exposures

Parabens

Most commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products like lotion and sunscreen. Parabens mimic estrogen found in the body,...

Other Pesticides & Herbicides

These chemicals can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin by those who work or live in close vicinity to...

Organic Solvents

Exposure to these solvents may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Organic solvents can be found in cleaning products...

Oral Contraceptives

One of the most common medications used by women is also a classified as a human carcinogen, which is further...

Non-Ionizing Radiation (EMFs)

Considered a possible human carcinogen, but there is no clear evidence linking breast cancer with non-ionizing radiation. Read More

Night-shift work and Light-at-Night

Exposure to light when normally dark, like during the nighttime, has been linked to an increased risk of developing breast...

Ionizing Radiation

Ionizing radiation is any form of radiation with enough energy to alter an atom, such as X-rays or nuclear energy....

Infertility Treatment Drugs

There is no clear link to breast cancer risk, but studies show there is an increase in breast cancer risk...

Hormones in Personal Care Products

Hormones such as placental extracts, probably with high concentrations of progesterone and estrogenic chemicals, are sometimes used in cosmetics and...

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Several studies have found an increased risk of breast cancer in people using HRT. White, Asian, and Hispanic women are...

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