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Particules fines et mortalité par cancer du sein en Lombardie Volume 16, issue 3, May-June 2017

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* This news is based on the following article: Tagliabue G, Borgini A, Tittarelli A, et al. Atmospheric fine particulate matter and breast cancer mortality: a population-based case-control study. BMJ Open 2016; 6: e012580.doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012580

 

This study in a region of northern Italy where air pollution is dense is the second to show a link between PM2.5 exposure and mortality from breast cancer. It suggests that the level of fine particles may have an effect not only on the incidence of breast cancer, but also on the survival of affected women.