In this section of Tigers Against Cancer, you will read about the
different studies going on around the world. Note: These are only
Cancer in children due to industrial plants.........
Children's whose mothers live near industrial plants that emit toxic chemicals and
those who live near such plants shortly after birth are at increased risks of certain
cancers. The study found that while a woman was pregnant and lived or worked around
industrial plants that produced fiberglass, varnish, rubber products, electroplating, and
spray paint, that the baby had a significantly increased risk of developing leukemia and
other cancers and later in life was associated with a smaller increased risk. The
study suggest that absorption by the mother and subsequent transmission to the child
through either the placenta or breast milk may play a role in the increased risk.
This page was last updated on 12-17-98