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Agency for environmental protection in Washington published a report, according to which microscopic particles in a non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing and Panasonic carpets can get into human body with food and can cause cancer. This publication reports the Daily Mail.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is used for the production of Teflon, as well as fireproof, moisture-proof and nepaklausija materials. However, this substance has toxic and carcinogenic properties. It is shown that in laboratory animals it increases the risk of tumors in the liver, pancreas and genital organs, and also contributes to infertility. In addition, PFOA causes hormonal changes, disorders of the thyroid gland and inflammation of the intestine.
A person can be exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid in overheating or damage to the pans or pans with non-stick coating. Thrown out in the trash cookware with Teflon is also a danger to the environment as PFOA can be leached into the soil and to penetrate into fresh water.
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