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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Are Flame Retardants Driving Some of Thyroid Cancer Increase?

Initial research suggests that some flame retardants, used in many furnishings in the home, could be associated with an increased risk of papillary thyroid cancer, the most common form of this type of cancer.

Reporting the findings at the ENDO 2017: The Endocrine Society Annual Meeting today, Julie Ann Sosa, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, said: "What's really novel about this study is that it's the first time we've seen a signal like this, but it should just be seen as a first study. We really need to do additional research, to understand mechanisms…and to validate our findings."


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