This issue exceeds social class, as EDC exposure exists at all socioeconomic levels. “An interesting fact is that exposure to a certain type of phthalates varies among different socioeconomic groups” (Bergman, et al., 2013). In fact, breast cancer is more common among women of the more affluent socioeconomic class.
According to a Science Daily article about the connection between social class and cancer risk, "Women from affluent socioeconomic groups are more likely to have their first child at a later age, have fewer children in their lifetime and take hormone replacement therapy. Each of these factors is associated with a slightly higher incidence of breast cancer" (BMC Cancer, 2008). I was surprised by these findings, because I assumed that wealthier people would be educated enough and be financially stable enough to make healthier decisions. Healthier decisions regarding toxic exposure may offset the factors listed above. However,
I believe that we are addicted to the convenience of the products that continue to make us sick and without proper education and awareness.