In this study, 11 teams of toxicology experts reviewed relevant data on the chemicals in our everyday life to ascertain their carcinogenic impact according to the “hallmarks of cancer.”
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What if there is synergistic carcinogenic potential resulting from hundreds of low doses of chemicals that are going unnoticed? What if dozens of chemicals work together on multiple molecular pathways to culminate in carcinogenesis?
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