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Chemical in fertilizer linked to higher cancer rates

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One of these days someone is going to crack this problem of fertilizers. The chemicals are killing our waterways which means bad news for the environment as well as the food chain. We need productive farms, but we also need to be able to survive eating our fruits and vegetables.

Ingesting higher levels of cadmium, a metal found in fertilizers, may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study from Sweden suggests. The results showed that postmenopausal women with a relatively high daily dietary cadmium intake had a 21 percent increased risk of breast cancer. The major sources of cadmium in the diets of women in the study were foods that are generally healthy — whole grains and vegetables. These accounted for about 40 percent of the cadmium consumed.

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