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Plastic exposure and urological malignancies — an emerging field

Plastics have an integral role in our daily lives but at a considerable cost to the environment and, as we are now learning, to human health. Increased plastic exposure has been linked to compromised endocrine function, reproductive health and semen quality and, potentially, urological cancers. However, the long-term consequences of plastic exposure remain to be seen.

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Patel, S.H., Metcalf, M., Bivalacqua, T.J. et al. Plastic exposure and urological malignancies — an emerging field. Nat Rev Urol 17, 653–654 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41585-020-00385-6

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