A group of scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, as part of a scientific team, conducted a study in which they investigated the effect of household chemicals on the development of cancer in women. It turns out that high levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and phenols increase the risk of breast, ovarian, skin and uterine cancer. They are the consequences shared In the journal Nature.
Researchers took blood and urine samples from more than 10,000 volunteers. The results showed that increasing amounts of PFDE (one of the PFAS compounds) in the body doubled the risk of melanoma in women. Additionally, white American women found to have high levels of phenols such as BPA (used in plastic products) and 2,5-dichlorophenol (found in paints) in their blood and urine were at risk of developing ovarian and uterine cancer. Scientists also found a link between a type of PFAS and phenols and breast cancer in black women.
The authors note that the substances are widely used in the production of household chemicals and food packaging. Phenols and PFAS accumulate in the human body and remain there for several months to several years.
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