PFAS Chemicals Linked to Liver Cancer in Humans: Study

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We recently published the results of a scientific study demonstrating that exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals* during pregnancy is contributing to rising rates of liver disease in children. Now, another new study–the first study to examine PFAS exposure and the link with hepatocellular carcinoma in humans– has demonstrated that exposure to PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ can significantly increase an adult’s risk for liver cancer. Researchers found that those people who had the highest exposure to PFAS chemicals were 4.5 times more likely to develop liver cancer**.

*The family of PFAS chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance) are known endocrine-disrupting chemicals and toxic to humans; they are ubiquitous in the U.S., appearing in drinking water and in every manner of products. PFOS (perfluooctane sulfate) and PFOA are two types of PFAS chemicals that can be found in food packaging and plastic water bottles (where it can leach into the food…

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