TITLE

Material witness: Poison plastic?

AUTHOR(S)
Ball, Philip
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Nature Materials;Feb2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the toxicology of polyvinyl chloride, which has been widely used in house plumbing and biomedical applications. According to the author, plastics were the subject for scrutiny and have been linked to cause liver cancer. However, British epidemiologist Richard Doll concluded that no evidence was found that vinyl chloride can cause cancer.
ACCESSION #
23858093

 

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