How chemicals in shampoo, booze and car fumes cause cancer by damaging our ability to repair faults in our genes

Scientists have discovered how a group of chemicals in everything from shampoo to booze can cause cancer.

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The chemicals, known as aldehydes, are made in our body in tiny amounts and can be found everywhere in our environment.

Too much exposure to aldehydes, however, causes cancer by breaking down our ability to fix DNA, a new study has found.

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