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Scientists Are Revisiting PFAS And The Dangers They Pose To Human Health

PFAS, which have been linked to cancer, contaminated drinking water and have been found in the bloodstream. Several government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, have taken actions to protect the public from exposure to the potentially harmful chemicals.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Dental Floss Use, Other Behaviors And Choices Expose Body To Potentially Toxic Chemicals

What are the behaviors and choices that contribute to higher PFAS concentrations in the body? Among them, researchers found dental floss use to result in higher levels of the toxic chemical.

Public Health January 10, 2019

US Drinking Water Sources Contaminated By Firefighting Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Hormonal Disruptions

Many public drinking water sources in the U.S. were found to have high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFASs. These are the places with particularly high concentration of these dangerous substances known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions and obesity.

Public Health August 9, 2016

Breast Milk Is Best For Babies But Moms Could Also Be Passing Harmful Chemicals, Experts Warn

Scientists conducted a study to find out how much of a widely-used chemical is transmitted to babies through breastfeeding. They found PFAS levels to increase in the blood of children and decrease after breastfeeding ended. There is no reason to discourage breastfeeding and there are no current laws to test PFAS transfer to children.

Life August 22, 2015

PFASs Come Under New Scrutiny: Pizza Boxes May Be Poisonous To Your Health

Food containers often contain chemicals that could be hazardous to your health. How serious is the danger of PFASs and PFCs?

Internet Culture May 3, 2015

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