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Question from JLebel: Is there a greater likelihood of breast cancer occurrence if exposure to a toxin is airborne vs. in a water supply or in contaminated land?
Answers - Devra Davis There's no reason to think there's any difference. What is important is whether the agent in fact affects the body's production of hormones or affects our genes.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Environmental Issues and Breast Cancer featured Jennifer Griggs, M.D., M.P.H.,  Sue Heffelfinger andDevra Davis answering your questions abouthow the environment can affect breast cancer risk and ways to reduce this risk.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in August 2005.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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