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Exposure to non-stick cookware linked to delayed menstruation

1/29/2014 - A class of chemicals commonly used in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing and furniture, automobiles and a variety of other consumer products has been found to cause delayed menstruation in young girls. A Danish study recently published in the journal Human Reproduction reveals that girls whose...

Strontium, PFOA and toxic chemicals found in one-third of U.S. water supply

12/29/2013 - You may want to think twice before further drinking or even bathing in unfiltered tap water, as a new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Researchers from the U.S....

Yale study links common chemicals to osteoarthritis

2/19/2013 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder. Unlike the autoimmune form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is due to wear and tear on a joint and, the NIH says, is just a "normal result of aging." But could something...

Chemical exposure from common household products linked to heart disease, study finds

9/14/2012 - They cannot be seen with the naked eye, and most people do not even know they exist. But perfluorinated chemicals are hiding in all sorts of common consumer products, from the pans you cook with and the clothes you wear, to the paper products you write on and the foods you eat. And a new study published...

Deadly Teflon chemical - Decades of cover-ups

8/21/2012 - It's in your cookware, your clothing, furniture, carpets, popcorn bags and even in your food! It's perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it remains indefinitely in the environment and even gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a toxicant and known carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more than 98%...

Independent research identifies cancer-causing chemicals in food packaging, fabric coatings

4/26/2012 - An independent scientific panel has determined that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, a commercial substance produced by chemical giant DuPont, causes kidney and testicular cancer in humans. And because of how pervasive this chemical is -- more than 99 percent of Americans have PFOA...

Non-stick cookware chemical PFOA linked to high cholesterol in children

9/7/2010 - Another day, another headline about the dangers of a synthetic chemical in our food... This time it's PFOA, or perfluoroalkyl acid -- the non-stick chemical used on cookware surfaces. According to a study just published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, high levels of PFOA were...

DuPont Magically Granted Three-Year Extension on Safety Testing of PFOA (Teflon)

4/11/2009 - The Environmental Appeals Board of the U.S. federal government has granted the DuPont corporation a three-year extension on its obligation to conduct a comprehensive assessment of a widely used chemical believed to expose consumers to the toxic substance perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). A number of...

Common Chemicals may Delay Pregnancy and Inflict Much Worse

2/12/2009 - A new study suggests that chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals, which are pervasive in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products, may delay pregnancy. Other studies and evidence have indicated that the chemicals are responsible for far greater harm than...

Chemical Used in Non-Stick Cookware Continues to Prove Its Toxicity

2/14/2008 - There seems to be more evidence mounting in the ongoing Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA) debate. PFOA is used in the production of Teflon and other non-stick surfaces and is found in the packaging of candy bars, microwave popcorn, fast food packaging like french fry and pizza boxes, bakery items, drinks,...

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