AL.com: Substitute chemicals for cancer-linked PFCs may also be harmful, researchers warn

February 22, 2017

A pair of long-lasting, man-made chemicals called PFOA and PFOS have generated controversy and lawsuits in recent years, worldwide and in Alabama, but a new peer-reviewed paper warns there are more than 3,000 replacement chemicals with similar chemical makeup used to make consumer products whose toxicology and potential health impacts are unknown…

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MedPage Today: Overlooked PFASs: A ‘Major Concern for Society’

February 22, 2017

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), considered to be endocrine-disrupting chemicals, need better regulation because of vast market presence and persistence in the environment, researchers reported.…

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Times Herald-Record: Study: Toxic chemicals in Newburgh water, local wells found in fast-food packaging

February 2, 2017

The family of toxic chemicals that includes the ones behind the closure of the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply and the contamination of private wells in surrounding towns is prevalent in fast-food packaging, according to a new study.…

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Fast-food wrappers may contain dangerous chemicals, study shows

February 2,, 2017

The risky chemicals that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday.…

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Michigan Radio: Study finds fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging

February 2, 2017

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A new study found fluorinated chemicals in one third of the fast food packages researchers tested. The chemicals keep oil and grease from leaking through.…

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Fusion: Another reason to avoid fast food: Its packaging might contain harmful chemicals

February 1, 2017

Fast food obviously isn’t great for your health, but a new study from the Silent Spring Institute is providing even more incentive to cut back on those burgers and fries.…

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