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Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'

Do note that this is not proof - at present an interesting set of observations with the possibility of being verified or shown to be in error.

Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity'

Studies have also linked compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems

Chemicals used to make non-stick pots and pans, stain-resistant carpets, and food packaging may contribute to high levels of obesity by disrupting the body’s ability to burn calories, scientists say.

Researchers at Harvard University examined the effects of compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have already raised concerns among some health experts after animal experiments and other studies linked them to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems.

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Flouride is mixed up in this and is a waste product of the Aluminium industry

Instead of waste disposal they dreampt up ways to use it and give us all health problems

Non stick pans are generally flouride onto aluminium base

Research in Sri Lanka showed that flouride causes body to uptake alumi ium at 100 times the rate

Not good for the body at all


Please, folks, this story is NOT about fluoride - but about fluorinated compounds.



It is a bit like promoting a scare about carbon and oxygen because carbon monoxide is poisonous and a by-product of gas combustion.

It is possible that both forms are poisonous and have unpleasant effects - but they are very different to each other.

And also, it is flUOride, not what you posted.


thank you for being a voive of reason - i am becoming increasingly distressed by the mock expertise of some users :/

it very much detracts from the sound advice usually available


You have to have experienced the problems of so called safe elements to understand the hell they can cause ....naturally occuring flouride in water is fine ....but when its been mined and added by water companies ,toothpaste manufacturers etc etc it is not


so them ickle carpet burns is dangerous? Tsk :D


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