Breast cancer's deadly masquerade?

Watson, Traci
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/7/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p59
Discusses how scientists are pondering publicly whether there might be a link between breast cancer and environmental poisons. Arguments that an entire raft of common pollutants could potentially trigger tumors by mimicking a natural hormone involved in breast development; Research which shows that some pollutants act a lot like estrogen, a natural female hormone that plays a role in breast cancer. INSET: Molecular impostors..


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