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EHP: Perfluorinated Compounds May Lower Vaccine Protection in Children
April 11, 2012, 9:48 am
Filed under: News

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), commonly found in nonstick cookware, food packaging, and stain-repellant clothing and furniture, may lower the potency of childhood immunizations, according to a new study of residents in the Faroe Islands. Children with high blood levels of PFCs had lower antibody levels for diphtheria and tetanus than children with lower PFC levels. In some cases the antibody loads were likely too low to protect children against these infections.

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