Household Cleaning Products May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Today is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I figure I better get my two cents in. This great article, complete with recommendations for alternatives, does a great job in presenting the connection between breast cancer and household cleaning products. A study revealed that women that are heavy users of household cleaning products can have twice the rates of breast cancer than their peers that were not heavy users. Remember that many black women suffer from a more aggressive and fatal form of breast cancer than other women and are often younger when attacked by this ugly disease. So please pass the word on. A good idea, would be to make up some pretty bottles of the alternative cleaners and give them as holiday gifts to friends and family.