Published by: Yunnan Science and Technology PressAuthor: Meriel Watts
Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells on the breast, which take over from healthy cells and form a malignant tumor. Pesticides weaken the immune system while reducing a woman’s defenses against cancer. Written by PAN AP scientist and coordinator of PAN Aotearoa/New Zealand, Dr. Meriel Watts PhD, The book named PESTICIDES & BREAST CANCER: A WAKE-UP CALL provides a compelling argument for preventing the exposure of women and girls to many of today’s commonly used pesticides. This collation of scientific evidence stretching over more than 30 years indicts 98 pesticides—including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides—one common adjuvant and two contaminants of pesticide formulations, as having the potential to cause breast cancer.
This book has provided with a lot of scientific evidence and epidemiological studies, showing the relationship between pesticides and breast cancer. In addition, they have been found in female blood, urine, breast milk, adipose tissue, amniotic fluid, ovarian follicular fluid, placental tissue, umbilical cord blood, and infant meconium (first faeces). And pesticides also contaminate breast milk, and are passed onto the newborn child. Therefore, we want more and more people would be concerned with their health through reading this book,to contribute them on eliminating pesticides.