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“They are toxic,” Evers said of the PFOA chemicals. “They get into human blood. And they are also in every one of you. Your loved ones, your fellow citizens.”
Jan. 25, 2006 — The federal government said today the science is still coming in, but that there are enough health concerns already to virtually eliminate continued exposure to the key chemical used to make Teflon.
Scientific studies have found that Teflon's key chemical, linked to cancer and organ damage in laboratory animals, is in the blood of almost all Americans.
"It would be hard to imagine a chemical that is more widespread in our environment," said Kenneth Cook, the president and founder of the watchdog organization Environmental Working Group. "It is found everywhere from babies in the womb to whales in the ocean. And beyond that, it is indestructible in the environment. It lasts forever."
Originally posted by vapor
if it's in our blood already, will it go away after time?
Originally posted by smirkley
And beyond that, it is indestructible in the environment. It lasts forever."
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Brushing with Flouride toothpaste will help.
The Flouride binds with the teflon...
Then is eliminated through the kidneys....
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Oh no! Something else that causes cancer in lab rats. Good thing we aren't lab rats.
I'm still expecting the study to come out in a few years to show that breathing, walking, chewing gum, having sex, driving a car......all cause cancer.