Monday, January 30, 2012

PFCs and immunity

The Atlantic, reporting on a recent article in JAMA, said today that "PFCs, found in pizza boxes, fast-food wrappers, popcorn bags, certain clothing, and more, have been tied to a lower level of antibodies in kids."

 This may be of particular concern in the eastern Twin Cities region, where groundwater contamination has occurred.

Alarmingly, the impact of the PFCs was worse than for PCBs, according to the author of the study.