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Moving up the food chain: PFCs present in nursing mothers' breast milk

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Perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, the same chemicals used in the manufacture of nonstick cookware and stain-resistant fabrics, are showing up in the breast milk of nursing mothers, according to a new study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This study is the first to document the presence of PFCs in human breast milk, according to the researchers.

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