DDT Pesticide May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Fourfold

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An insecticide manufactured by biotech juggernaut Monsanto that was used widely on crops between the 1950s-1970s may be linked to a fourfold increase in breast cancer in women who were exposed to the chemical. New results from research conduced at the University of California Berkeley for nearly half a century found that women with the highest DDT exposures had daughters who were 3.7 times more likely to have breast cancer.

Thankfully, DDT was outlawed in the United States in 1972. However, we must think about what pesticides or GMOs we are using today that may cause serious problems in us and our children down the road.

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