Scand J Work Environ Health 2005;31 suppl 1:55-61    pdf

Endocrine-disrupting pesticides and selected hormonally dependent cancers

by Muir KR

Pesticides and other endocrine disrupters represent a credible “new” risk factor for hormonally dependent cancers. To date, most work has centered on breast cancer, and most studies have not shown increased risks. Additional epidemiologic investigations are warranted, but they would benefit from a better understanding of the mechanisms, dose, and co-factors involved.