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Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of West Virginia, in the United States, ensure that exposure to chemical compounds that are used to manufacture pans anti and waterproof clothes, among other products, could increase the levels of cholesterol in children, according to a study published in ‘Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine’.
Although the link has not been found in humans, the fears arising from a legal hearing in which were involved more than 12,000 children by contamination of drinking water with those substances in Ohio, United States, who were found high levels of LDL cholesterol or cholesterol “bad.”
In particular, synthetic substances belonging to the group of so-called perfluoroalkyl, which include the acids perfluorooctanoico (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (BEEN).
Responsible for the anti adherencia and resistance to the heat of the pans for cooking are also used in products of packaging of food and in the treatment of textiles, carpets and clothing waterproof and resistant to stains.
According to scientists, these substances can enter the body and travel to the liver, the body responsible for producing cholesterol and manage the fat consumed in the diet.
Previous Studies had already suggested that the PFOA and BEEN could have an impact on the way in which the agency is responsible for managing these fats.
To confirm this relationship, the scientists took blood samples of the 12.476 children and adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years contaminated in Ohio, Read the rest of this entry »