February 2, 2009

Perfluorinated chemicals may reduce fertility

Thanks to my colleague Lara McNamee for sharing this article about a study on perfluorinated chemicals and their effects on women's fertility.

According to research scientists from University of California's Department of Epidemiology, exposure to perfluorinated chemicals such as PFOA (perfluorooctanoate) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) - which are widely used in many consumer products and industrial processes because of their heat resistance and ability to repel water and oil- can lead to increase in infertility for women.

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