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Home arrow Blog arrow HEALTH PROBLEMS STICK TO TEFLON
HEALTH PROBLEMS STICK TO TEFLON
Organic Consumers Association February 14, 2008
More evidence regarding the dangers of Perflurooctanoic Acid (PFOA) has been discovered. PFOA is used in the production of non-stick cookware and stain-resistant snack food packaging. PFOA is currently found in the bloodstream of 95% of American men, women, and children.

This new study showed a correlation between PFOA and low birth weight in newborns. One of the head researchers in the independent study, Dr. Lynn Goldman, said that, "It appears that there is a relation between a higher level of exposure and lower birth weight, as well as the circumference of the head."

PFOA has already been associated with increased instances of cancer in the pancreas, liver, testicles, and mammary glands, as well as thyroid problems, miscarriages, weakened immune systems, and low organ weights.

The largest concentration of PFOA may be coming from its use to make the stain and grease repellent coatings for fast food containers, apparel, and carpeting.

If you've been wavering about the decision to get rid of your non-stick cookware this should do it. The convenience of not having to scrub your pots and pans is not worth the potential health problems.

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