Navigation Links
Stain repellent chemical linked to thyroid disease in adults
Date:1/20/2010

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- and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics.

Published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, The study revealed that people with higher concentrations of PFOA in their blood have higher rates of thyroid disease. The researchers analysed samples from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's nationally representative National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Tamara Galloway, a professor Ecotoxicology at the University of Exeter and the study's senior author, says: "Our results highlight a real need for further research into the human health effects of low-level exposures to environmental chemicals like PFOA that are ubiquitous in the environment and in people's homes. We need to know what they are doing."

"There have long been suspicions that PFOA concentrations might be linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels," adds study author, David Melzer, a professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Peninsula Medical School. "Our analysis shows that in the 'ordinary' adult population there is a solid statistical link between higher concentrations of PFOA in blood and thyroid disease."

PFOA is a very stable man-made chemical that excels at repelling heat, water, grease, and stains. It is used during the process of making common household and industrial items including nonstick pots and pans, flame-resistant and waterproof clothing, wire coatings, and chemical-resistant tubing. PFOA can also be formed by the break-down of certain other highly fluorinated chemicals used in oil and grease-resistant coatings on fast-food containers and wrappers and in stain-resistant carpets, fabrics, and paints.'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@pms.ac.uk
44-139-268-6107
The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
2. Practice-based intervention has sustained benefits for children and families
3. Purdue Pharma Selects Systech to Provide Sustainable Infrastructure for Serialization
4. Dow Jones Sustainability Index Again Recognizes Abbott for Continued Leadership in Business, Environmental and Social Performance
5. Novo Nordisk Ranks Supersector Leader in the 2007 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
6. Humor and Hope Sustain NJ Woman Through Disabling Movement Disorder, Election Campaign
7. Need Sustained Mental Performance? Need to Stay Sharp and Alert? What You Need is Berocca Performance!
8. Blunt: House Sustains Presidents Veto, Now Lets Get to Work on Genuine Solution
9. New study shows that therapeutic gene expression can be sustainable for 1 year
10. Building and Sustaining Impactful Competitive Intelligence Organizations for Pharma
11. The best of times and the worst of times: Sustaining the future of academic GI
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Diablo Publications ... that it has officially launched a new website and company identity ( diablopublications.com) ... are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Three Bakers Gluten Free Bakery launched the ... more relevant and easy-to-find information on their offering of gluten-free breads and pizzas, living ... an important way for us to share information about our gluten free product offerings, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... , ... Finnleo , a leader in the sauna industry, is pleased ... the newly re-styled and re-designed “Hallmark Series” updates the Passport series with a feature ... more glass and a more upscale feel than the current Passport a beautiful 6-bar ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the ... existing presence in Tennessee with the opening of a new urgent care facility ... Knoxville, sixteenth in Tennessee, and 148th in the U.S. overall. , “We’re excited ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more ... of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. , The research, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Diablo Publications Launches New Company Website 2Health News:Diablo Publications Launches New Company Website 3Health News:Three Bakers Gluten Free Bakery Announces Launch of New Website 2Health News:Finnleo Introduces Hallmark Series Saunas 2Health News:State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Facility Opening in Knoxville 2Health News:Television Viewing Linked to Higher Injury Risk in Hostile People 2Health News:Television Viewing Linked to Higher Injury Risk in Hostile People 3
... Safety for Patients, Adds Convenience Through Easy-to-Read Labeling, Standardized ... BETHLEHEM, Pa.Dec. 3, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc. ... announced today that it will introduce a number of ... labeling, extended Beyond-Use-Dating (BUD) and American Society for Testing ...
... Bally Total Fitness Corporation ("Bally"),today announced that it ... chapter 11 petition was filed today in the U.S. ... Bally intends to use the chapter,11 process to significantly ... its core operations. It expects to accomplish,these goals ...
... 3, 2008 Joined by actress Maggie,Gyllenhaal, Duracell(R) today announced the ... in age from six to 15 years old --,at an event ... best known for her role in "The Dark Knight," to promote ... of powering,up a gift for the first time to those most ...
... in the wound, researchers say , , WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... people wound themselves and then place objects in ... teens, especially girls, researchers say. , Slated to ... of North America,s annual meeting in Chicago, doctors ...
... MDIn addition to its strong associations with hypertension, ... alterations in thyroid function and structure, according to ... Endocrine Society,s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & ... drive metabolism, however demonstration of a direct or ...
... www.bodyinsight101.com ), a company devoted to injury prevention through exercise, has created ... The Strong Knees DVD, hosted by physical therapist Chantal Donnelly, is ... of this Knee Pain Relief DVD is perfect for the gift giving ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Writing a Prescription for Safety: B. Braun CAPS(R) Announces New Advancements at ashp 2008 2Health News:Writing a Prescription for Safety: B. Braun CAPS(R) Announces New Advancements at ashp 2008 3Health News:Bally Total Fitness Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 2Health News:Bally Total Fitness Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 3Health News:Duracell and Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Announce Winners of 'Power A Smile' Casting Call After Nationwide Search for Five Child Holiday Ambassadors 2Health News:Duracell and Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Announce Winners of 'Power A Smile' Casting Call After Nationwide Search for Five Child Holiday Ambassadors 3Health News:'Self-Embedding' a Troubling Trend Among Teens 2Health News:Pediatric obesity may alter thyroid function and structure 2Health News:New Strong Knees DVD Offers Knee Pain Relief from Body Insight, Inc. and Gaiam Inc. 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... STAMFORD, Conn. , Aug. 31, 2015 ... Co., Ltd., and Purdue Pharma L.P. announced today that ... the development and commercialization of Eisai,s clinical candidate lemborexant ... Phase III clinical development for the treatment of insomnia. ... Eisai and Purdue Pharma will share the costs of ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Wash. , Aug. 31, 2015   ... the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary ... and cryopreservation freeze media and ... management app for smart shippers ... customer TiGenix NV, an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ANDOVER, Massachusetts y LONDRES, August 30, 2015 ... conectada ofrece una visión holística de l ... de todo el trayecto   ... anunciado hoy el debut europeo de IntelliSpace Cardiovascular ... información que ofrece sofisticadas herramientas para acceder, analizar y ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 2Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 3Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 4Eisai and Purdue Pharma Enter Worldwide Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize Lemborexant 5BioLife Solutions Customer TiGenix Phase 3 Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 2BioLife Solutions Customer TiGenix Phase 3 Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 3BioLife Solutions Customer TiGenix Phase 3 Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 4BioLife Solutions Customer TiGenix Phase 3 Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint 5Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 2Philips presenta IntelliSpace Cardiovascular en el Congreso ESC 2015 3
... , NEW YORK, ... research report is available in its catalogue: , ... , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0167105/US-Home-Healthcare-Equipment--Services-Market-An-Analysis.html , Home healthcare equipment ... important part of the healthcare industry over the years. ...
... , ... that a new market research report is available in ... Trays - A World Market Analysis , ... infection control requirements constitute key growth drivers for prepackaged ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds US Home Healthcare Equipment & Services Market: An Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds US Home Healthcare Equipment & Services Market: An Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds US Home Healthcare Equipment & Services Market: An Analysis 4Reportlinker Adds US Home Healthcare Equipment & Services Market: An Analysis 5Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 4Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 5Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 6Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 7Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 8Reportlinker Adds Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - A World Market Analysis 9
Bipolar semi-floating pacing lead for temporary stimulation of the heart especially in emergency cases of bradycardial arrhythmias or for recording intracardiac ECGs....
Bipolar semi-floating pacing lead for temporary stimulation of the heart especially in emergency cases of bradycardial arrhythmias or for recording intracardiac ECGs....
Permanent, sutureless, epicardial pacing leads...
Bipolar Ventricular Lead...
Medicine Products: