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First Commercial Perfluorochemicals Found in Human Blood Toward the increasing number of chemicals detected in human blood, a new experimental research introduces compounds that could produce grease-resistant food wrappers. Given the name polyfluoroalkyl phosphoric acid diesters (diPAPs), these chemicals are quite new and chemical experts are not yet knowledgeable about the chemicals’ harmful effects to human health. However, diPAPs conversion into another bothersome compound, referred to as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which could be carcinogenic.
According to Mabury, scientists have discovered the presence of perfluorochemicals in all the human blood samples they have examined and frequently at quite high levels of concentration. In experiments with animals, PFOA and another compound called perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) have been associated to the development of cancer, and other health issues.
The new experimental research develops on building up and bothersome investigation into a group of compounds named perfluorochemicals. One of the most important compounds in the group is PFOA. PFOS is as well included.
Scientists have discovered high levels of PFOA on some animals which puzzles them at first yet eventually led them to learn of a sizeable population of antecedent chemicals than can break out from their sources, float in the air and wind up in animals in isolated places, wherein the chemicals transform into PFOA.
However, since the human population seems to be exposed to these chemicals most of the time, maybe on a daily basis, through commercial products and environmental pollution, the reality that the human body can bit by bit emit PFOA has less applicability to the health of the human population than the reality than PFOA seems to be persistently emerging.
Renner, R. (2009, April 29). First commercial perfluorochemicals found in human blood. Environmental Science Technology .