"PFCs may be found on a number of common products, including non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and rugs, breathable fabric and certain food packages, according to the Seattle-based news source.
It added that a recent study associated high blood levels of PFCs with an increased incidence of certain thyroid conditions.
The research, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, determined that individuals with high levels of two forms of PFC - called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate - were more likely to currently have a thyroid disease.
In particular, women who had more than 5.7 nanograms of PFOA in each milliliter of blood (ng/mL) were more than twice as likely to have hypothyroidism or thyroid cancer than those with levels lower than 4 ng/mL...."
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