Health: Science panel links exposure to nonstick chemical with testicular, kidney cancers | April 23, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 17 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 90 Issue 17 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 23, 2012

Health: Science panel links exposure to nonstick chemical with testicular, kidney cancers

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA, DuPont, Teflon

A panel of scientists connected with a class-action settlement has found a probable link between exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and testicular and kidney cancers. The panel did not, however, find sufficient evidence to associate PFOA exposure with 19 other cancers, including prostate, breast, and pancreatic. It also did not find a link between PFOA exposure and type 2 . . .

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