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Plastic exposure has been linked to cancer in multiple ways, one of which is through the presence of chemical additives in plastic known as plasticizers or endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals can mimic or interfere with the body’s natural hormones and have been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Another way plastic exposure is linked to cancer is through the release of chemicals called dioxins, which are created during the manufacturing and disposal of plastic products. Dioxins are known to be carcinogens and exposure to them has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dioxins can also harm the immune system, nervous system and endocrine system.

Plastic exposure can also occur through the food chain, as plastic can break down into small particles called microplastics, which can be ingested by fish and other marine animals. These particles can contain EDCs, which can then be consumed by people who eat seafood. Studies have found that people who consume seafood with higher levels of microplastics have a greater risk of developing cancer. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between plastic exposure and cancer. But it is clear that reducing the exposure to plastic and its chemical additives is important to promote human health.

Meet the Author

Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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