IQ destroying chemicals, and their abundance.

IQ destroying chemicals, and their abundance. Brief video with citations, explaining the chemical assault that is overtaking our young and our future. IQ erosion is probably not directly cumulative ( i.e. my arrival on the number 57, a drop in the 20 range is probably more realistic ), or it can even be worse (synergistic).…

New study shows link between perfluorinated compounds and diabetes

Press release Published  2013-12-12 Perfluorinated  compounds are environmental toxins that are found in fire extinguishing foam and water-repellent textiles and, for example. In a new study, a research team led from Uppsala University has seen links between high levels of perfluorinated compounds in the blood and diabetes. The research group at Uppsala University has previously…

Perfluoroalkyl substances, PFASs, are crossing the blood brain barrier of polar bears/ Next up Humans

Contact: Robert Letcher robert.letcher@ec.gc.ca 01-161-329-13563 Aarhus University Environmental toxins enter the brain tissue of polar bears PerFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs) and precursor compounds have been used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial products over the past six decades. Applications include water and oil repellent coatings, e.g. for textiles, paper products, carpets and food packaging,…

PFC exposure tied to altered thyroid function

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase odds of women developing mild hypothyroidism Chevy Chase, MD—Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals is linked to changes in thyroid function and may raise the risk of mild hypothyroidism in women, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of…

Yale study links common chemicals to osteoarthritis : perfluorinated chemicals

Contact: Michelle Bell michelle.bell@yale.edu 203-432-9869 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New Haven, Conn. – A new study has linked exposure to two common perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) with osteoarthritis. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including certain stain- and water-resistant fabrics, grease-proof paper food containers, personal care products,…

Compounds in nonstick cookware and drinking water may be associated with elevated cholesterol in children and teens

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kim Fetty fettyki@wvuh.com 304-293-7087 JAMA and Archives Journals Children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics appear more likely to have elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of…

Stain repellent chemical linked to thyroid disease in adults: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Contact: Andrew Gould andrew.gould@pms.ac.uk 44-139-268-6107 The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry 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). PFOA is a persistent organic chemical used in industrial and consumer goods including nonstick cookware and stain-…

Exposure to perfluorinated chemicals may reduce women’s fertility

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Mason (media enquiries only) wordmason@mac.com 44-077-112-96986 Oxford University Press Researchers have found the first evidence that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – chemicals that are widely used in everyday items such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products – may be associated with infertility in women.…

Study suggests possible association between cardiovascular disease, chemical exposure

Contact: Amy Johns johnsa@wvuhealthcare.com 304-293-1412 JAMA and Archives Journals CHICAGO – Exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of some common household products, appears to be associated with cardiovascular disease and peripheral arterial disease in a study of 1,216 individuals, according to a report published Online First by Archives of…

First link between potentially toxic PFCs in office air and in office workers’ blood

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists are reporting that the indoor air in offices is an important source of worker exposure to potentially toxic substances released by carpeting, furniture, paint and other items. Their report, which documents a link between levels of these so-called polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in office air and in the blood of workers,…