Nordic Testicular Cancer Mystery Prompts Chemicals Probe, Karolinska Institute Reveals
Published: Mar 15, 2013
Rising rates of testicular cancer in Scandinavia have sparked an urgent search for chemicals in the environment that may be damaging baby boys. Incidence of the usually uncommon malignancy is now almost 10 times the global average in Norway and Denmark, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon. Hundreds of chemicals, including drugs, pesticides and plastic materials, are being screened by scientists from Stockholm to Helsinki to find the cause.