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A Common 'Forever Chemical' Has Just Been Linked to Liver Cancer in Humans

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A common 'forever chemical' known as PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) has been linked to liver cancer in humans in a worrying new study.

Once a key ingredient in the water-repelling product commercially known as Scotchguard, PFOS was finally phased out soon after the turn of the century following concerns over its toxicity and environmental impact.

Still, it didn't earn its label of 'forever chemical' for nothing, with environmental levels of this and closely related substances remaining alarmingly high around the globe.

Now a study by researchers from the University of Southern California and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the US have confirmed an association between PFOS and the development of a particularly deadly form of liver cancer.


This research was published in JHEP Reports.


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