Non-stick cookware is becoming a necessity in every home, the reason being that no food burns in it and cleaning the cookware is also easy, that is why women now use non-stick cookware, especially non-stick fry pans in the kitchen. However, the bad news for such women is that the use of non-stick frying pans can cause cancer.
In this regard a new study was conducted at the University of Southern California in the American city of Los Angeles, in which it has been revealed that use of the non stick frying pans can lead to liver cancer.
Synthetic chemicals common in household appliances and some kitchen utensils may increase a person’s risk of liver cancer, researchers warn. The chemicals found can quadruple the risk of cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these chemicals are found in non-stick kitchen utensils, tap water, waterproof clothing, cleaning products and shampoos. People are 4.5 times more likely to develop (non-viral hepatocellular carcinoma), a common liver cancer.
When these chemicals enter the liver, they alter metabolism and cause fatty liver disease, which increases the risk of liver cancer in people with the disease.
Researchers studied data from 50 people who developed liver cancer while another 50 did not. Blood samples from cancer patients were analyzed and compared with those who had never had the disease. The several types of chemicals were found in the blood.