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Ddt and other pesticides and herbicides?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Some raise risk.: Phenoxy herbicides are often contaminated with dioxins like tcdd, which research suggests results in a small rise in cancer risk after exposure to these herbicides. Triazine exposure has been implicated in a likely relationship to increased risk of breast cancer, although it is unclear if it causes it. Exposure to herbicides, like paraquat and pesticides increases risk for Parkinson's disease.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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