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Phenolphthalein, a common laxative, linked to ovarian and other cancers

Experiments conducted by NIEHS researchers show that phenolphthalein, a widely used laxative, causes ovarian and other cancers in laboratory rats and mice.

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cancer

Citation:

Environmental Health Perspectives. 1996. Fear of phenolphthalein? Environ Health Perspect. 104(3):250. [PDF]