Cookware & Breast Cancer Risk

Is Your Cookware Increasing Your Breast Cancer Risk? | GreenMedInfo

February 10, 2013

Have you ever thought about your cookware increasing your risk for Breast Cancer?  Modern cookware is designed to support our fast pace lifestyle:  “no-mess and easy to clean”. However, that “no-stick and easy-clean-up” comes with a high price.
Nonstick cookware is manufactured with a chemical called PFOA or C8.

The EPA is now investigating PFOA because

  1. It  is very persistent in the environment
  2. It is found in 98% of the blood of the general US population
  3. It causes developmental and other adverse reactions in laboratory animals

Studies conducted for the EPA in North Carolina in 2007 that PFOA affected the immune system, caused liver cancer, altered thyroid hormones and induced testicular and pancreatic cancer. PFOA is also known as an endocrine disruptor

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