Monday, 14 March 2016

Condoms can cause cancer - World Health Organisation

A research by the World Health Organisation indicates that condoms can cause cancer.


Zimbabwe has the highest condom usage in the world as 104 million male condoms and 5.2 million female condoms were distributed in 2014 alone.

The recent research concluded that 2-mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) could be found in every day rubber products.

Researcher Professor Hans Kromhout said MBT had been identified "in gloves and baby bottle teats and soothers", and more recently in "inhalable road dust with the wearing of rubber tyres the most likely source of this contamination".
Condoms can cause cancer - World Health Organisation
In part the research reads, "2-mercaptobenzothiazole is present in a wide range of rubber products, including condoms, babies' dummies, rubber gloves, soft playground surfaces made of 'rubber crumb', elastic bands and car tyres."
However, the National Aids Council communications officer Mrs Tadiwa Nyatanga-Pfupa urged the public not to panic as the findings were yet to be proved.

"There is no evidence to suggest that condom use leads to cancer. We continue to encourage correct and consistent condom use as a method of preventing the spread of HIV. There is no need to panic over this rumour," she said.
Source: Sunday News

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