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3 Ways to Reduce the Health Risks of Nonstick Chemical PFOA

Posted on Sep 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Nancy Shute Children exposed to a chemical used to make nonstick pans, anti-stain fabric coatings, and microwave popcorn bags have higher levels of bad cholesterol than kids who haven’t been exposed, according to new research that casts further suspicion on these common products. The fluorine-based nonstick chemical PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, was developed by the company DuPont more than 50 years ago and is what makes Teflon and other nonstick pans so slippery. But scientists have since become concerned that PFOA contributes to long-term health problems. A study published...

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