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Yale Study Links Common Chemicals to Osteoarthritis

Gregg Carroll - Monday, April 01, 2013

A new study just published in Environmental Health Perspectives, is the first to look at the associations between perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and osteoarthritis. This is a potentially huge discovery because these chemicals, (known as PFCs) are widespread in the environment and known to contaminate humans and wildlife. PFCs are used in more than 200 industrial processes and consumer products including grease-proof paper food containers, stain and water-resistant fabrics and personal care products.

Earlier a report from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study, found that women with higher blood levels of PFCs were likely to have problems with infertility.


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