Chemicals Suspected In Breast Cancer, US Experts Want Tests

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US experts called Friday for toxicity tests on chemicals they suspect play a role in the development of breast cancer, a leading cause of death in American women. We're currently not identifying chemicals that could be contributing to the risk of breast cancer, said Megan Schwarzman, a physician and environmental health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:04 PM

Diet is one of the things in our lives we can best regulate, and a plant-based diet can protect us against the onslaughts of all manner of things in our environment, including chemicals. 

Take T. Colin Campbell's research with rats and aflatoxin. All of the rats in group A, that were fed 20 percent casein, did not develop liver cancer. All of the rats in group B, that were fed 5% casein,(I believe), did not develop liver cancer.

While I greatly appreciate these scientists doing research on chemical causes of cancer, I personally need to concentrate on the factors in my life that I'm aware of, and that I can reasonably control.

Sat Mar 06, 2010 03:04 PM

Hi Elliot I agree with the common sense of your remarks: garbage in, garbage out, so to speak. What it makes me think of is the research that came out last summer about the myriad environmental carcinogens, e.g. the chemicals in the plastic water bottles people use by the millions to protect themselves from "bad" water; the carcinogens in teflon coated pans people use to prepare foods without oil. The raw foodies might be on to something... Jamie
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