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drinking water quality - Pregnancy-induced Hypertension “Probably linked” to PFOa Contamination
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a long-chain perfluorinated chemical (LCPFC) that does not occur naturally in the environment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfluorooctanoic_acid

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279461/pdf/ehp.120-a59.pdf

PFOA can be released into the environment during the manufacture of products such as Teflon nonstick coating. The chemical is present in an estimated 98% of Americans, with average blood serum levels of 5.2 ng/mL reported in the 1999−2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. For people living in the 6 affected Ohio and West Virginia public water districts surrounding DuPont’s Washington Works plant, serum PFOA levels averaged 32.91 ng/ mL. PFOA had leached into groundwater and contaminated the Ohio River, tainting drinking water supplies.

animal studies have linked PFOA to tumor formation, neonatal death, impaired thyroid, and lipid abnormalities, few studies have evaluated human health effects.
Food  Industry  Chemical  Industry  PFOA  pollution  environment  health  science  health  crisis  drinking  water  tap  water  Gore-Tex  teflon 
july 2012 by asterisk2a

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