A "forever chemical" widely found in the environment has been linked to liver cancer.
The chemical, perflurooctanoic acid (PFOA), has long been used to make carpeting and non-stick cookware.
It is also used to make stain-resistant fabrics like Teflon and Gore-Tex, as well as semiconductors and fire-fighting foams.
Exposure to the forever chemical has been linked to an increased risk of liver cancer.
The problem is that this chemical is found in a lot of everyday products, so it's hard to avoid exposure.
We should care about this because it is a known carcinogen that is commonly found in the environment.
It is also linked to other health problems such as liver damage, thyroid disease, and reproductive issues.
However, there are steps you can take now to reduce your risk in the future.
One way is to invest in a home water filtration system.
Limit fried foods as they contain high levels of fat, which increases your risk for developing liver cancer.
While this is not a cure-all solution, it could help reduce your chances of being diagnosed with the disease.