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Forum Name: Liver Cancer

Question: Mylar's carcinogenic properties?

 luckybux - Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:18 pm

I am looking to find out if Mylar (made by DuPont) has been shown to contain any carcinogenic properties. Mylar is made with ethylene glucose and dimethyl terepthalate. A loved one that has lived a super-clean lifestyle has been diagnosed with liver cancer ans I was curious to see if there is any research data on the carcinogenic properties of these chemicals. He has handled Mylar in the form of comic book protectants extensively for decades.

Thank you for any pertinent info.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:05 pm

User avatar Hello,

Not to my knowledge. Please check this page on our website for a list of carcinogens related to hepatoma: Click here!.

I have also checked the research literature for any connection but failed to find any.

Best regards,

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