Common Chemicals More Carcinogenic than Thought

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A global taskforce of 174 scientists from leading research centres across 28 countries studied the link between mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer. The study selected 85 chemicals not considered carcinogenic to humans and found 50 supported key cancer-related mechanisms at exposures found in the environment today.

In regards to the study: Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: the challenge ahead

While sadly not surprising this study is an important step in bringing awareness to the effects of the chemicals we have allowed to infiltrate day-to-day life.

Despite a rising incidence of many cancers, far too little research has been invested into examining the pivotal role of environmental causative agents. This worldwide team of researchers refocuses our attention on this under-researched area. – Professor Francis Martin (Lancaster University)

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