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2010-02-03 16:53:45

Amid concern about the potential toxic effects of the fluorochemicals used in nonstick cookware, water-repellent clothing, and other consumer products, manufacturers are using new versions of these chemicals that may be safer.

2010-01-21 13:29:33

A study by the University of Exeter and the Peninsula Medical School for the first time links thyroid disease with human exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

2009-03-12 08:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Group today released the results of a new study which found that levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in drinking water supplies are safe for human exposure.

2009-01-29 12:15:06

Chemicals used in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery and carpets may be associated with infertility in women, U.S. researchers said.

2009-01-27 15:40:00

PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The C8 Science Panel has completed a new study on uric acid and C8 and C8S, based on existing data from the C8 Health Project.

2008-10-23 09:00:38

NMT Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTI) today announced that it will release its third-quarter 2008 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, November 6, 2008. Management will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m.

2008-08-23 18:00:26

By Emma Brady Researchers at a Midland university have found that dust found in some of the region's primary school classrooms is contaminated with high levels of pollutants and chemicals which could prove toxic.

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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.


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