Orillia Matters: Blaming women for breast cancer ignores environmental risk factors, expert says

“As research shows, much of the messaging on breast cancer omits environmental and social risks, and primary prevention. The women at the Ambassador Bridge also describe how they see their work environment as a contributor to the high rates of breast cancer there. They mentioned diesel exhaust, air pollution, shift work, stress and the lack of power over their conditions. This knowledge from their experiences runs counter to the dominant messages. The women’s stories also bring out how they feel powerless to reduce or stop environmental risks for breast cancer. They believe that a formal investigation into the number of cases should be carried out.”

Article: Blaming women for breast cancer ignores environmental risk factors, expert says
Author:  Jane E. McArthur
Date: July 6, 2020