Non-stick cookware linked to lower birth weight.

Author:Scheer, Roddy
Position:THIS WEEK - Brief article
 
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A new report by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that exposure of developing human fetuses to such chemical compounds as PFOS and PFOA, often used in non-stick cookware (including pans coated in Teflon) and in some food packaging--may reduce birth weight and size.

The researchers came to their conclusions--which they warn are preliminary and need to be verified by future studies--by testing cord blood...

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