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Title: Forever chemicals in your toilet paper might give you cancer: study
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Published: Mar 1, 2023
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2023-03-01 20:55:19 by Horse
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Your toilet paper might give you cancer, according to scientists.

Experts from the University of Florida warn that your toilet paper could contain toxic “forever chemicals,” also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), which have previously been linked to certain cancers and even low sperm count.

In the new study, published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters on Wednesday, researchers detected substances in toilet paper known as diPAPs, or perfluoroalkyl phosphate diester.

Those precursor compounds have the ability to become different kinds of PFAs, namely, a substance called PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, which is potentially carcinogenic.

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