Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Perfluorinated Chemicals Not Associated With Cancer In General Population, Study Suggests

Date:
April 9, 2009
Source:
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Summary:
Perfluorooctanoate and perfluorooctanesulfonate plasma concentrations are not associated with the risk of prostate, bladder, pancreatic, or liver cancer. according to new research.

Perfluorooctanoate and perfluorooctanesulfonate plasma concentrations are not associated with the risk of prostate, bladder, pancreatic, or liver cancer.

The two chemicals, commonly used in manufacturing, are widely found in the environment. Previous studies show that they are found in the blood of both occupationally exposed individuals and the general public. High concentrations of the chemicals have been associated with cancer in animals, but their association with cancer in humans is unknown.

To investigate whether exposure the the two chemicals increases the risk of certain cancers, Kirsten T. Eriksen of the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen, and colleagues used a large prospective cohort of Danish-born individuals who were cancer-free when they were enrolled in the study between 1993 and 1997. Within this cohort, the researchers identified 713 participants who were later diagnosed with prostate cancer, 332 with bladder cancer, 128 with pancreatic cancer, and 67 with liver cancer, and they also randomly selected 772 control participants without cancer. They divided the participants into four groups on the basis of their perfluorooctanoate and perfluorooctanesulfonate plasma levels.

There was no association between the plasma concentration of perfluorooctanoate or perfluorooctanesulfonate and risk of prostate, bladder, pancreatic, or liver cancer.

"Additional research is warranted to investigate this relationship further in other cohorts, because this is, to our knowledge, the first study on perfluorinated chemicals and risk for cancer in a general population.," the authors write.

This research was recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "Perfluorinated Chemicals Not Associated With Cancer In General Population, Study Suggests." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 April 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090407174636.htm>.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2009, April 9). Perfluorinated Chemicals Not Associated With Cancer In General Population, Study Suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090407174636.htm
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "Perfluorinated Chemicals Not Associated With Cancer In General Population, Study Suggests." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090407174636.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Friday, April 18, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Newsy (Apr. 17, 2014) The breakthrough could mean a cure for some serious diseases and even the possibility of human cloning, but it's all still a way off. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups

Obama: 8 Million Healthcare Signups

AP (Apr. 17, 2014) President Barack Obama gave a briefing Thursday announcing 8 million people have signed up under the Affordable Care Act. He blasted continued Republican efforts to repeal the law. (April 17) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Is Apathy A Sign Of A Shrinking Brain?

Is Apathy A Sign Of A Shrinking Brain?

Newsy (Apr. 17, 2014) A recent study links apathetic feelings to a smaller brain. Researchers say the results indicate a need for apathy screening for at-risk seniors. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Could Even Casual Marijuana Use Alter Your Brain?

Newsy (Apr. 16, 2014) A new study conducted by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard suggests even casual marijuana use can alter your brain. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins