by Jennifer Lilley, Natural News:
Most people are aware that Monsanto is behind the cancer-causing chemical glyphosate, proud makers of the herbicide Roundup which contains the active ingredient. However, they’re also the makers of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), which has been banned in the United States since 1972 after it became clear that it was linked to birth defects, diminished fertility and miscarriages.(1)
While its ban is certainly a good thing, health problems are far from over; it’s long term effects are rearing its ugly head in the wake of a recently published study which points to a correlation between mothers exposed to DDT decades ago and incidences of breast cancer in their adult daughters in more recent times.(1)
The statistics are eye-opening, to say the least. When analyzing the mothers’ blood, the researchers discovered that mothers with the highest levels of DDT exposure had daughters who were 3.7 times more likely to have been diagnosed with breast cancer than women with lower exposures. Furthermore, mothers who experienced higher exposure levels were more likely to give birth to daughters who went on to have more advanced kinds of breast cancer. Moreover, this finding still held true even when accounting for the mothers’ own breast cancer history, further emphasizing that the detrimental health problems were caused solely by DDT.(1,2)
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