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Children and teens who have high blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware may be more likely to have elevated LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report.
Humans are exposed to perfluoroalkyl acids, such as PFOA and PFOS, through drinking water, dust, food packaging, breast milk, cord blood, microwave popcorn, air and occupational exposure.
Recent survey results reported detection of these chemicals in almost all people in the U.S.
“[Researchers] assessed serum lipid levels in 12,476 children and adolescents (average age 11.1) …
[H]igher PFOA levels were associated with increased total cholesterol and LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and PFOS was associated with increased total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol.”
Newswise September 6, 2010
Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine September 2010; 164(9):860-9
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