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Certain jobs increase breast cancer risk in women: study

A Canadian study shows that women who worked for at least 10 years in industries like automotive, plastics, and metal manufacturing have a 42 per cent increased risk of developing breast cancer.

The study also found that women working in bars and gambling facilities are twice as likely that other women to develop breast cancer.

The research project is funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

One in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.