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Perfluorooctanoic acid was an ingredient in DuPont's non-stick cookware for decades, and was also used in other stain-resistant products. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/10/21/pfoa-dupont-non-stick-cookware.aspx

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Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination from textiles. - PubMed - NCBI

Association between perfluorooctanoic acid exposure and degranulation of mast cells in allergic inflammation. - PubMed - NCBI

Non-stick cookware contains several toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which can cause thyroid disease. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/30/another-reason-to-ditch-your-nonstick-cookware.aspx

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Common household chemical tied to heart disease risk

Reuters Health - People who had higher levels of a common synthetic chemical, PFOA, in their blood were more likely to have heart disease or have had a stroke, in a new U.S. study. #Perfluorooctanoic #acid

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... Do you still use teflon? exposure to the Teflon chemical PFOA causes the risk of testicular cancer to skyrocket by 170% ... it's in cookware, clothing, furniture, carpets, popcorn bags and food ... perfluorooctanoic acid remains indefinitely in the environment and gets stuck in your body. PFOA is a known carcinogen, and has been associated with increased cholesterol, preeclampsia, heart disease, liver damage, thyroid trouble, neurological disorders, chronic kidney disease and kidney…

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HEALTH ALERT: When heated, non-stick cookware becomes a source of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical linked to a range of health problems, including thyroid disease and infertility in women. #Health

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