Pesticide exposure and breast cancer in Australia and Yemen

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[Truncated abstract] Little data exist regarding the association between exposure to pesticides other than organochlorine pesticides and breast cancer risk. Moreover, there are several aspects of the relationship between pesticide exposure and breast cancer that still remain unclear, including: whether breast cancer risk is associated with a specific source of pesticide exposure (e.g. household, workplace, and residential/environmental) and whether exposure to pesticides at younger age is associated with higher risk of breast cancer. Most of the evidence for the association between pesticides and breast cancer risk is from studies conducted in developed countries. Studies in other geographical areas need to be conducted, especially in less developed countries, where the intensity of pesticide use is high and pesticide regulation is weak. However, before conducting such studies, it is important to understand the characteristics of breast cancer and the nature of pesticide exposure among women living within these countries...
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
StateUnpublished - 2013


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