The Philadelphia Inquirer - GreenSpace: Chemical exposure and breast cancer risk

May 25, 2014

by Sandy Bauers

Excerpt: The first time she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Caren Kaufman was 37. She had the surgery, the chemo, the radiation.

Three years later, it returned. She had more chemo.

Now, the Cherry Hill mother of two is 46, and she's changed her life in many ways.

Among them, she has reduced her exposure to chemicals, a decision that resonated this month when a new study identified 17 groups of chemicals women should avoid if they're worried about breast cancer.

Chemicals and Breast Cancer