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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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.