Latest Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid Stories

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. BACK STORY: PFC-containing wastes were disposed in a number of landfills in the east metro and have seeped into the groundwater and contaminated numerous private wells and some municipal wells. 3M...

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. produced PFCs at its Cottage Grove facility from the late 1940s until 2002. Common products that contain the chemicals include nonstick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and fabrics, firefighting foam and other industrial applications....

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. Scientists have found that when the paper packaging is heated - when popcorn is microwaved, for example - the substances known broadly as perfluorinated chemicals can break down into compounds that are...

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. Jennifer Keller, a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., reported on Feb. 16 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...

2005-08-23 07:31:58

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - What price Europe's health? The question lies at the heart of a debate over a draft chemicals law that detractors say could cost Europe its dominance of the lucrative sector. The law, known as REACH, would require the testing and licensing of thousands of commonly used substances, like those in paint and detergents, to determine whether they pose a threat to the environment and consumers' health. Chemical makers bemoan the multi-billion-euro...

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