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Can Your Bandages Put You at Risk for Cancer? News24 – Read to Know More

Apply a bandage to small cuts and scrapes. It is easier to work. Bandages are an essential part of every household’s first-aid kit. They are just as important as family members. Since years, people have relied on bandages.

Recent research has revealed a shocking fact about bandages. Mamavation conducted a study in collaboration with Environmental Health News that revealed bandages can pose a cancer-risk. The study found that many of the bandages sold by various companies on the market contained cancer-causing substances.

Dr. Preeti agarwal, consultant at the Medical Oncology Department of Narayana Hospital, Jaipur, says that using bandages repeatedly for minor injuries or cuts is bad for your health. A recent study found that bandages applied to injuries could cause cancer.

Many popular brands of bandages contain chemicals such as PFAS, which can cause cancer.


How bandages can cause chemical contamination of the body

PFAS are called “forever chemicals” due to their inability to decompose easily. These chemicals can accumulate within the body of a person through bandages. These chemicals can enter the bloodstream via open wounds and cause serious diseases such as cancer.


Do not use bandages on minor injuries to reduce cancer risk.

According to the study, the amount of organic fluorine in bandages can range from 11 ppm up to 239ppm. This could increase the risk for serious diseases such as cancer. As a precaution you should avoid using bandages on minor injuries.

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