Link between air pollution and breast cancer discovered

10.04.2017 In: Oncology
Women living in areas that experience high levels of pollution could be at a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Research has suggested that increased exposure to soot particles could lead to denser breast tissue, which is one of the strongest risk factors linked to breast cancer.
Dr Lusine Yaghjyan, leader of the study, said: "Our findings suggest that previously reported geographic variation in breast density could, in part, be explained by different air pollution patterns in urban and rural areas....