Exposure to PFAS Chemicals Doubles the Odds of a Prior Cancer Diagnosis in Women

September 18, 2023


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5-15 mins
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A new study led in part by U-M researchers finds a clear link between exposure to certain PFAs (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) and a previous cancer diagnosis in women. The study showed that women with higher exposure to PFDE, a long-chained PFAS compound, had double the odds of a previous melanoma diagnosis. Researchers dive deeper into the link and what should be done about PFAs.

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