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Science and Research

Breast Cancer UK's concerns about the links between harmful chemicals and breast cancer is supported by decades of scientific evidence.  However, this evidence often only appears in complex scientific papers and journals and can sometimes be difficult to understand. 

In these pages you'll find more information about specific chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer, why they have been linked to the disease, and links to the original data.  For more information and a full list of references, download the Background Briefing that accompanies each section.  

Apply for a Grant

Breast Cancer UK also offers a limited number of grants to help support scientific research into the links between carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and breast cancers.

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Our Grants

We work with scientists who conduct world class research into the potential effects of cancer-causing and hormone disrupting chemicals on the human breast. Read about the research we have funded.

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Background Briefings

You can find more about the possible links between breast cancer and environmental chemicals and lifestyle factors in our background briefings.

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