Latest Perfluorinated compounds Stories

2008-07-25 09:20:00

Scientists have expressed concerns that polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) - an industrial toxin - have spread worldwide after they found high levels in people who eat whale meat in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic.

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Kim Ode, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 23--Eating fish, but wisely The Minnesota Department of Health has revised its fish consumption advisory to include information on a third contaminant (perfluorooctane sulfonate or PFOS) in addition to mercury and PCBs.

2008-07-10 09:00:42

Question: Scotchgard contains perfluorochemicals, which have been in the news. I have Scotchgard on my children's mattresses. Can they safely sleep on these? Answer: It's probably safe to sleep on a mattress that was treated with Scotchgard, said Minnesota Health Department spokesman Doug Schultz.

2008-07-10 06:00:49

By Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 10--THE LATEST: Continuing concern about possible contamination from chemicals produced at 3M's Cottage Grove facility has state health officials seeking volunteers for a study of perfluorochemical levels in residents near the plant and several landfills.

2008-07-09 15:00:34

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 9--State health officials said today that they will soon begin recruiting participants in the east metro for a study that will try to measure how much perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are in their bodies. The 3M Co.

2008-06-30 21:02:32

By Susan Abram A debate about greasy fingers is getting a little sticky up in Sacramento. A state senator is proposing that California become the first state to ban a class of potential carcinogens used in some popcorn bags, pizza boxes and other grease-resistant food packaging.

2008-02-19 18:59:57

The same chemicals that keep food from sticking to our frying pans and stains from setting in our carpets are damaging the livers and impairing the immune systems of loggerhead turtles—an environmental health impact that also may signal a danger for humans.

2006-01-26 06:16:04

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday a voluntary program whereby makers of Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant products would cut back emissions of a suspected carcinogen, a byproduct of the manufacturing process.

2006-01-25 18:18:04

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators on Wednesday asked DuPont Co., 3M Co. and six other companies to voluntarily eliminate almost all the releases of a potentially hazardous compound used in nonstick cookware.

2006-01-25 14:55:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. environmental regulators asked companies on Wednesday to voluntarily commit to reduce releases of a potentially hazardous compound used to make non-stick cookware by 95 percent by 2010.

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