By Dan Shapley
The most comprehensive study to date of breast cancer causes has linked 216 chemicals to the disease, and researchers recommend that parents avoid exposing unborn and newborn babies to reduce their risk. The chemicals listed in the report include 72 that show up commonly in consumer products and, another 35 common air pollutants. Because only about 1 percent of chemicals used in the U.S. market have been tested, scientists said the number of suspect chemicals is likely higher. Women have for years suspected that increased incidence of cancer was linked to environmental pollution, and this study lends that idea credibility. To read the reports, click here, or scroll down for more information. To read The Daily Green's Mother's Day story about going organic to reduce in utero and early childhood exposure to chemicals, click here.