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Title: Breast cancer among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls.
Authors: Henderson AK,  Rosen D,  Miller GL,  Figgs LW,  Zahm SH,  Sieber SM,  Rothman N,  Humphrey HE,  Sinks T
Journal: Epidemiology
Date: 1995 Sep
Branches: OD, OEEB
PubMed ID: 8562633
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: We conducted a nested case-control study with 1,925 women enrolled in a polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) registry to examine the association between breast cancer and serum PBBs. Twenty women who developed breast cancer were matched to 290 control subjects on sex, race, and age. Women with serum PBB levels of 2.0-3.0 parts per billion (ppb) [odds ratio (OR) = 3.5; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.9-13] or 4.0 ppb or greater (OR = 3.1; 95% CI = 0.8-12) had a higher estimated risk for breast cancer than women with less than 2.0 ppb. The odds ratios were unchanged when available breast cancer risk factors were included in the analysis.