Environment and Breast Cancer: Science Review

The FDA does not safety test personal care products before they go to market. Some carcinogens are used to create cosmetics, such as urethane and 1,2 propylene oxide.
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Originating sources

Carcinogenic Potency Database (CPDB), University of California at Berkeley

Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS), National Library of Medicine

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs

National Toxicology Program (NTP): Study Reports and Abstracts collection, 2005

National Toxicology Program: 11th Report on Carcinogens, 2005.

National Toxicology Program, Summaries & Associations of Study Results, Chemicals Associated with Site-Specific Tumor Induction in Mammary Gland

Other key references

Everything Added to Food in the US (EAFUS), US Food and Drug Administration

Hazardous Substances Data bank (HSDB), National Library of Medicine

Household Products Database (HPD), National Library of Medicine

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Database for Risk Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency

The Merck Index, ed. 12th, vol., Merck Research Laboratories.
Non-confidential Production Volume Information Submitted by Companies for Chemicals Under the 1986-2002 Inventory Update Rule, US Environmental Protection Agency

PAN Pesticides Database, Pesticide Action Network

PubChem, National Library of Medicine

Scorecard, Environmental Defense

Source Ranking Database (SRD), US Environmental Protection Agency

TOXNET, National Library of Medicine

National Occupational Exposure Survey (NOES) 1981-1983, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Specific Medical Tests Published in the Literature for OSHA-Regulated Substances, National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health

Citations listed here were drawn upon to provide information about many chemicals in the database. References focused on individual chemicals can be found in the Cancer Studies tab for those chemicals or by using the search box.