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PFS Toxins Found In Polar Bear Brain Tissues
2013-07-23 17:47:09

Susan Bowen for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online As if polar bears didn't have enough problems, researchers have found Perflouroalkyl substances (PFS's) in their brains. Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the toxicity of these compounds. They can cause gene mutations and cancers. They can also affect reproduction and development, in addition to being toxic to the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system. These compounds are extremely persistent in nature...

2013-05-16 23:22:37

Transparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled: "Fluorochemicals (Fluorocarbons, Fluoropolymers and Inorganics & Specialties) Market by Application (Refrigeration, Aluminum Production, Blowing Agents, Components & Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018". The report observes that the global fluorochemicals industry was valued at USD 15.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to generate revenue of USD 21.5 billion by...

Sea Turtles At Risk Due To Pollutants
2012-07-01 09:58:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at NIST's Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations have measured for the first time concentrations of 13 perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five endangered species of sea turtles. While PFC toxicology studies have not yet been conducted on turtles, the levels of the compounds seen in all five species approach the amounts known to cause unfavorable health effects in other animals. PFCs are...

2012-01-25 04:47:41

Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Fluorine-substituted organic compounds have thousands of important industrial and manufacturing applications and occur widely in surfactants and repellants in food packaging and textile impregnation. The perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)...

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2011-05-12 11:24:17

Bottlenose dolphins* and beluga whales**, two marine species at or near the top of their respective food webs, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas, according to scientists working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML), a government-university collaboration in Charleston, S.C. In papers recently published online by the journal Environmental Science & Technology, one research team looked at the levels of persistent...

2010-09-07 13:21:38

Children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics appear more likely to have elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Humans are exposed to the man-made compounds known as perfluoroalkyl acids"”including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate...

2010-07-21 13:11:17

A new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers suggests a link between polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs), industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Published online, ahead of print, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers found "increased odds of ADHD in children with higher serum PFC levels." The researchers used data from the National...

2010-06-16 13:14:24

Australian scientists have developed a groundbreaking treatment to clean up the highly toxic and persistent foam chemicals used worldwide to fight thousands of fires. Their achievement comes in response to growing global concern over the cancer and environmental risks from long-lasting chemicals in the foams used internationally to control petrol and other fires at tens of thousands of sites worldwide during the past half century. The importance of the work by researchers at the CRC for...


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