Packaged foods linked to BPA and breast cancer
Jun 7, 2011
Those looking to decrease their risks of breast cancer could start by not eating packaged foods, shows a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, according to Fox News.
"Our study provides clear and compelling evidence that food packaging is the major source of exposure to BPA and DEHP. The study shows that a fresh-food diet reduces levels of these chemicals in children and adults by half, after just three days," Ruthann Rudel, the lead author, told the news source.
DEHP is also used in food packaging while BPA - or Bisphenol A - has been linked by hundreds of studies to developmental problems, breast cancer, diabetes and other illnesses.
Breast cancer is newly diagnosed in more than 200,000 women each year, and while early detection can lead to years of survival, men, women and children can educated themselves about dangerous chemicals and compounds that are linked to higher risks of developing the disease in the first place.
Women over the age of 40 are encouraged to receive yearly mammograms to best catch tumors at their earliest onset.