C8 exposure linked to ADHD in children

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  1. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Guest

    C8 exposure linked to ADHD in children

    Children exposed to higher levels of C8 are at an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a scientific paper published this week.

    The study, by researchers at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, also found higher risks for children exposed to other similar perfluorinated chemicals.

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neuro-developmental disorders in children. Kids diagnosed with it are often inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive.

    C8 is another name for perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. C8 and other PFCs have been widely used in nonstick coatings, stain-resistant fabrics and food package coatings.
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Great. All those homemade meals with-no dairy, no gluten, and no transfats, on my nonstick pans ...
    This doesn't surprise me.