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Breast Cancer: Preventing the preventable

Breast Cancer: Preventing the preventableThis leaflet briefly describes the evidence that hormonally active chemicals may be implicated in breast cancer. Written for sufferers and a wide public audience, the leaflet highlights the risk factors for breast cancer, the views of several scientific groups concerning the role of chemicals, and what people can do to minimize exposure. It also briefly describes the policy actions needed in order to reduce exposures to hormonally active chemicals.

The leaflet is available for downloading as a PDF document in several languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Czech.

Last updated on 30 March 2012

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