Urinary concentrations of environmental phenols and their associations with breast cancer incidence and mortality following breast cancer.


Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Environmental phenols, compounds used widely in personal care and consumer products, are known endocrine disruptors. Few epidemiologic studies have examined the association of phenol biomarkers with breast cancer incidence and, to our knowledge, none have considered associations with mortality following breast cancer. We examined seven urinary phenol biomarkers in association with breast cancer incidence and subsequent mortality, and examined effect measure modification by body mass index (BMI).


BPA,Breast cancer,Environmental phenols,Incidence,Mortality,Parabens,Personal care products,Triclosan,

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