WOMEN in the plastics industry are being exposed to a "complex soup" of chemicals that could increase the risk of breast cancer, new research has claimed.
WOMEN in the plastics industry are being exposed to a \"complex soup\" of chemicals that could increase the risk of breast cancer, new research has claimed.
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The study, led by Stirling University, says there is "strong evidence" women employed in the plastics industry are exposed to workplace chemicals that can raise their risk of breast cancer and reproductive abnormalities.
At present, more than 12,800 people are employed at around 430 polymer (plastics and rubber) companies in Scotland. Industry experts estimate around 345 of these deal solely with plastics.
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