Occupational exposure to chemicals may up lymphoma risk for men

March 26, 2015 7:59 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - Men who work with hormone-mimicking chemicals for at least 30 years have a higher risk of cancers of the lymph tissue than others, according to a long-term observational study in several European countries.

“Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with our endocrine system (hormones),” said lead author Laura Costas of the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona. Some endocrine disruptors either activate or block hormone receptors, while others can modify the production or delivery of natur...

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