Chemical disinfectants and sanitizers linked to thyroid cancer

| April 3, 2017

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Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than other people to develop thyroid cancer, a recent study suggests.The study also looked at pesticides, and didn’t find an increased risk of thyroid cancer linked to these agricultural chemicals.

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Taylor Technologies is one of America's leading manufacturers of products for analyzing water chemistry on-site. Nearly 600 different test-kit configurations are offered, with options for wet- and dry-chemistry methods as well as microprocessor-based instruments. Founded as W. A. Taylor & Company in 1930 in Baltimore, we were incorporated in 1967 as Taylor Chemicals. In 1980 the third and present generation of ownership committed to expanding the company's capabilities to all areas of water analysis and our name was changed in 1986 to reflect that expanded vision.

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Taylor Technologies, Inc.

Taylor Technologies is one of America's leading manufacturers of products for analyzing water chemistry on-site. Nearly 600 different test-kit configurations are offered, with options for wet- and dry-chemistry methods as well as microprocessor-based instruments. Founded as W. A. Taylor & Company in 1930 in Baltimore, we were incorporated in 1967 as Taylor Chemicals. In 1980 the third and present generation of ownership committed to expanding the company's capabilities to all areas of water analysis and our name was changed in 1986 to reflect that expanded vision.

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