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Pizza boxes, Teflon replacement, ... = Cancer!? Common Chemicals Scrutinized

smaki | May 1, 201507:55 AM     3

"Appeared to increase the risks of cancer and other health problems."..."studies showed that some PFASs lingered in people’s bodies for years", Reported by NY Times today. "A top federal health official and hundreds of environmental scientists on Friday voiced new health concerns about a common class of chemicals used in products as varied as pizza boxes and carpet treatments." ...

"The concerted public campaign renews a years-old debate about a class of chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs." ... "“Research is needed to find safe alternatives for all current uses of PFASs,” Linda S. Birnbaum, the head of the national toxicology program for the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote in a commentary piece published Friday in Environmental Health Perspectives." ... "A statement signed by 200 international scientists — environmental health experts, toxicologists, epidemiologists and others — urged countries around the world to restrict the use of PFASs."

And more by ERIC LIPTON and RACHEL ABRAMS; MAY 1, 2015 at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/bus...

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