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New Study Finds PFOA Levels in Drinking Water Are Safe

BETHESDA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Group today released the results of a new study which found that levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in drinking water supplies are safe for human exposure. PFOA, sometimes referred to as C8, is a substance used in the manufacture of a...

New Jersey Coalition Calls for Investigation of Private Wells to Protect Families from PFOA in Drinking Water

- Community groups react to news that DuPont's Teflon chemicals likely contaminate area residential wells. Eight of nine DuPont monitoring wells exceeded New Jersey's 'alert level.' - Private residential well contamination with PFOA reported by NJDEP. - Testing demanded of all private drin...

Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk

...ts into four groups based on their blood levels of pfoa and PFOS. "We find no association between plasma concentrations of pfoa and PFOS and risk for prostate, bladder, pancreati... (EPA) had commitments from eight manufacturers of pfoa to voluntarily reduce emissions and product conten...

Household chemicals may be linked to infertility

... Birth Cohort to assess whether levels of PFOS and pfoa in pregnant women's plasma were associated with a ...o the pregnancy so that concentrations of PFOS and pfoa could be measured. The researchers also interviewe...percent for women in the higher three quartiles of pfoa exposure. "Perfluorooctanoate and perfluoroo...

Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy

... Use of PFOS, pfoa as additives is being phased out, researchers note...s, the team report. It took women with the highest pfoa levels 60 percent to 154 percent longer to get pre...revious studies by the same researchers found that pfoa may affect the growth of fetuses. In addition, two...

'Toxic Stock Syndrome' Report: Many Companies Are Keeping Shareholders in the Dark on Potential Recalls, Bans, and Other Risks

...hemical, PFOA, despite its ongoing assertions in its financial reports that pfoa does not harm human health. According to the report authors, DuPont has con...eholders with a balanced presentation of what is known to science regarding pfoa hazards. The report concludes with recommendations to companies, invest...

Toxic Neglect: Mutual Funds Opposing Shareholder Resolutions on Chemicals in Products Ignore Financial Risks to Shareholders

... beauty products at Procter & Gamble because of allegations in China of contaminated skin cream; litigation and civil penalty costs at DuPont over the pfoa used to manufacture Teflon coatings; and reputational damage at Wal-Mart and other retailers over recalled baby bibs and lunch boxes. ENCOURAGING ...

DuPont Opens Fluoropolymer Production Plant in China

...logy, DuPont has qualified customers representing over 90 percent of its sales volume of aqueous fluoropolymer dispersions to use products that reduce pfoa content by at least 97 percent. DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating su...

PFOA and PFOS Detected in Newborns

...fluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS and pfoa are polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs)—ubiquitous ma...S in 99 percent of the infant samples examined and pfoa in 100 percent of those examined. The results are ...e samples were tested for the presence of PFOS and pfoa and eight other polyfluoroalkyl compounds....

'Pan'demonium Over Non -stick Pans

...faces and non-stick cookware. There is a fear that pfoa could remain in small amounts in the finished prod...sult, Australian authorities have recommended that pfoa be phased out gradually. A study conducted b...Environmental Science and Technology, explains how pfoa is released even when non-stick cookware and micro...
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