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Volume 90 Issue 45 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 5, 2012

Panel Links Chemical To High Cholesterol

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA, C8, DuPont

An independent research team says it has discovered a likely connection between exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA or C8) and medically diagnosed high cholesterol. But the C8 Science Panel says no probable link was found between levels of PFOA and Parkinson’s disease, nonmalignant liver disease, nonmalignant kidney disease, osteoarthritis, coronary artery disease, or high blood pressure. The panel sought to determine whether high blood levels of . . .

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