A far-reaching survey co-led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Michigan discovered new associations between forever chemicals (PFAs) and phenols with hormone-related cancers in women. The findings have strong potential  to inform future research and regulations relating to environmental health.

The researchers studied more than 10,000 survey participants between 2005 and 2018 and found that women a history of melanoma, ovarian cancer or uterine cancer had higher concentrations of PFAs and phenol in their blood.

The results were published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

To learn more about the study and its implications, click here.