Health.com: How to Avoid Harmful Environmental Chemicals or PFAS

February 14, 2018

A common class of chemicals that’s been linked to cancer, fertility problems, and thyroid dysfunction has now been tied to another major health issue: According to a new study in PLOS Medicine, women who have high levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their blood tend to gain back more unwanted weight after dieting

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Michigan Radio: Residents in Oscoda Wonder Why State Didn’t Act on PFAS Issues Sooner

January 18, 2018

At least 14 communities in Michigan have water contaminated with a family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. One of those sites, in West Michigan, has gotten a lot of attention recently. This month, the state abruptly announced a cleanup standard for PFAS.

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Michigan Radio: Am I at Risk? How Do You Clean it Up? A PFAS Expert Answers Basic Questions

January 18, 2018

PFAS is an acronym for a group of industrial chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. They’ve been used since the ’50s, in everything from firefighting foam to fast-food paper wrappers to stain-resistant textiles and carpeting, waterproof shoes and boots, non-stick pots and pans, and more.

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China Dialogue: PFOS: The hidden danger in our homes

August 21, 2017

In Shanghai, a study of 110 mothers found that their breastmilk was contaminated with alarming levels of two highly fluorinated chemicals. If these levels were found in drinking water, it would be classified as unsafe under current United States health advisory limits. Nevertheless, experts recommend breastfeeding because the benefits outweigh the risks…

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