ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: Flame retardants and increased risk of thyroid cancer

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Abstract

Household dust contaminated with common flame retardants used in everyday household items has been found to be associated with increased risk of developing smaller, as well as more aggressive forms of papillary thyroid cancer in humans. These findings emphasize the need to consider the exposome when evaluating the increased incidence of thyroid cancer.

Refers to Hoffman, K. et al. Exposure to flame retardant chemicals and occurrence and severity of papillary thyroid cancer: a case-control study. Environ. Int. 107, 235-242 (2017)

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