Addendum to prior post on Breast Cancer

Below is a table of common toxic chemicals that are listed either as causing mammary cancer (human or lab animals), or as a hormone disruptor, or both.

Mammary Carcinogens and Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

Chemical Mammary carcinogen Hormone disruptor Source
2,4-D * Herbicide
Atrazine * * Herbicide
Bisphenol-A * Leach from plastics
Malathion * Insecticide
Phthalates * * Leach from plastics
Musks * Fragrance
Alkylphenols * Lotions & soaps
Parabens * Preservative
Triclosan * Antimicrobial
Perfluorocarbons * Nonstick coatings
PAHs * * Smoke
PCBs * * Environment
Estrogens * Wastewater
DDT * Environment
Dichlorvos * Insecticide
PBDEs * Household dust

From the Breast Cancer Fund, State of the Evidence, 6th edition, 2010.


About donlouis

The author has long had a keen interest in staying healthy and fit, and in doing whatever I can to keep the natural environment unpolluted and a healthy space for people and all animals. As a former Board Member of a municipal water district, I regularly had to deal with the issue of water quality. I first became aware of radiation hazards from toxic materials while working on uranium for nuclear reactors. During the 1960s I was tuned into the global hazard from Strontium 90 raining down from atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. While working in the chemical industry in later years I became aware of the many forms of chemical contaminants entering the environment every day, and resolved to do something about it. I am able to make sense out of the voluminous descriptions of common toxic chemical because of my training in chemistry, with a Ph.D. degree and several decades of research and development work in the chemical industry. My training and experience enables me to present to readers reliable and current information on the topic of chemical hazards in the environment, and their threats to human health. All my life I have loved hiking and camping in nature. Skiing, river kayaking, and tennis have been my favorite physical activities. Nature photography is my artistic passion.
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