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Perflourates causing lower birth weights

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posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 09:49 AM
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Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and UCLA tested blood from 1,400 pregnant women in a Danish birth registry and found that babies of women with high perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) levels were 175 grams lighter than those born to mothers in the lowest exposure level.

Animal tests have previously linked both PFOA and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to cancer and developmental problems.

“This is a chemical that we don’t know very much about with regard to its long-term effects in humans,” said co-author Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D., a Vanderbilt epidemiologist.



This finding is especially disturbing when you consider the long half-life of these chemicals, their ubiquitousness and the fact that we don't know yet how the damage is done, there's just a statistical correlation.

Anyways, something that easily kills a canary by toxic fumes when overheated can't be healthy, can it?




posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 06:15 AM
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175 grams...would be the equivalent of 0.08 pounds (if my math is right - 1 pound = 2200 grams). That would be the weight of 1/3 of a Quarter Pound (again if my math is right)



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