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Question from TGlobal1: What impact do food preservatives have on breast cancer occurrence?
Answers - Devra Davis We don't know, but at the turn of the century, arsenic and mercury were typical food preservatives. They worked! But they also created other problems. There is no free lunch. So it may be that some of today's food preservatives are problematic, but that may change. After all, we've learned not to use arsenic and mercury in our foods and are no longer poisoning people with those chemicals.

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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