Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Chemical Linked to Kids' Cholesterol
A recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics suggests that chemicals called perflorocarbons can raise bad cholesterol levels in children. High levels of perflorocarbons were found in tap water in Wood County, West Virginia, giving rise to a class action and subsequent study of the effects of the chemical in the area. Perflorocarbons at lower levels are also found in non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpets, and waterproof fabrics, reports CNN.