perfluorooctanoic acid exposure News

  • Emory University research links functional thyroid disease, PFOA exposure

    Excessive perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) exposure appears to be associated with thyroid disease, according to new research. A study by Kyle Steenland, environmental health professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, tracking the disease within a large high-exposure group concludes that the chemical “was associated with incident functional thyroid disease.” ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • DuPont Agrees to Keep Teflon Chemical Out of Water

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, November 21, 2006 (ENS) - E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting a lowered interim screening level for perfluorooctanoic acid in drinking water sources around the DuPont Washington Works in West Virginia. The EPA is establishing a much lower permissible level of of 0.50 parts per billion, ...

  • Chemicals used for cookware found in breast milk, says Massachusetts University

    Chemicals used to make nonstick cookware and stain-resistant fabrics are spreading around the world and turning up in surprising places, everywhere from wildlife and drinking water supplies to human blood. Now, a team of researchers including Kathleen Arcaro of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found these suspected carcinogens in samples of human milk from nursing mothers in ...


  • Industry progressing in voluntary effort to reduce toxic chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the interim results of a voluntary effort by eight chemical manufacturers to reduce emissions and use of long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (LCPFCs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Used in hundreds of manufacturing and industrial applications, LCPFCs are toxic, persistent in our environment worldwide and can accumulate in ...

  • Woman awarded $1.6 million over DuPont chemical in water

    An Ohio woman was awarded $1.6 million Wednesday in the trial of a lawsuit that alleged a chemical from a DuPont Co. plant contaminated drinking water and contributed to her contracting kidney cancer. A jury awarded the damages to 59-year-old Carla Bartlett of Guysville in one of two cases that could influence thousands of similar lawsuits ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical used to make non-stick coatings may be harmful to health - research

    A chemical used to make non-stick coating for pots and pans, food wrappers and stain-resistant fabrics may harm the immune system, liver and thyroid and cause higher cholesterol in children, according to the initial findings of a study of 69,000 people who live near a DuPont manufacturing plant. The health effects observed in the study population in West Virginia and Ohio are believed to have ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA's Inspector Claims EPA Needs To Clarify Testing Authority For Endocrine Disruptors: On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) stated that EPA needs to clarify the regulatory authority it will use to implement its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the number of chemicals that may be evaluated under the Program. On December 13, ...


    By Acta Group

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