Breasts are under attack! New research shows that some industrial chemicals may affect breast development in a number of problematic ways. Early exposure could impact lactation, increase risk of breast cancer and “disrupt breast development.” Egads.
Before we were worried about environmental factors and their link to breast cancer, but now development too?
Researchers are calling for closer federal analysis and regulation after animal tests, which exposed rodents to hormonally linked chemicals, showed a ridiculous number of breast-related issues. One study treated mice with PFOA, a substance used to manufacture Teflon, and the results were not good. You know who else is exposed to the same levels of the same chemical? People living near DuPont’s Ohio plant. Excellent.
As a species we have a breasted interest in this particular body part. Babies and enthusiasts: the time to organise is now. [Scientific American]