Science for Prevention: Identifying potential breast carcinogens


The Collaborative for Health and the Environment is hosting a 45-minute EDC Strategies Partnership webinar, featuring Silent Spring scientist Dr. Jennifer Kay. Dr. Kay will discuss her latest study in which she identified 921 chemicals that could promote the development of breast cancer, including hundreds of chemicals that interfere with the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ninety percent of the chemicals are ones that people are commonly exposed to in consumer products, food and drink, pesticides, medications, and workplaces. 

The paper updates a prior list of breast carcinogens using the key characteristics approach to identify breast cancer relevant chemicals. Dr. Kay will discuss the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the development of breast cancer, and how she and her team identified the chemicals in their new study.

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 1:00PM ET
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This webinar will be moderated by Sarah Howard of the Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS) program of Environmental Health Sciences.