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  • abbr. perfluorooctanoic acid

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Examples

  • Federal investigators determined in 2005 that PFOA is a "likely carcinogen" and called for expanded testing to study its potential to cause liver, breast, testicular and pancreatic cancer.

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  • The PFOA is used in food packaging as a coating to prevent food from sticking to the packaging.

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  • According to the LA Times, studies show that PFOA is present in 98% of Americans 'blood and 100% of newborns.

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  • The industry says that while the EPA's carcinogenic concerns are based on animal tests, there's no evidence that PFOA is harmful to humans.

    11 posts from July 2008

  • The chemical industry says there's no reason to worry about PFOA, which is used to make Teflon pans and Gore-Tex clothing, and to prevent food from sticking to paper packaging.

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  • The chemical known as PFOA, or C8, contaminated water supplies in six water districts in West Virginia and Ohio, and is a suspected carcinogen.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • The substance, PFOA, which is found throughout the home, has

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  • The substance, PFOA, which is found throughout the home, has previously been branded potentially carcinogenic.

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  • The substance, PFOA, which is found throughout the home, has Alexandra Carter tiptoes through the kitchen, cherubic cheeks masking her guilt as she hands her mother the contraband: a candy cane.

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  • It's the first nationwide advisory regarding C8, also known as PFOA (ammonium perfluorooctanoate), a chemical that has been used to manufacture Teflon and other products, including stain-resistant clothing.

    The Marietta Times

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