Tuesday, June 15, 2010

C8 Exposure Linked to ADHD

A new study published this week in Environmental Health Perspectives indicates that exposure to C8 may be linked with ADHD in kids aged 12 to 15.

Widely used in consumer products, perfluorochemicals like C8 or PFOA have been linked with several health outcomes in animals and humans.

Scientists recently examined the link between exposure levels and the incidence of attention deficit disorder reported in 51 of 570 kids.

Children with higher PFOA and PFOS exposure levels had a greater likelihood of having ADHD.
Researchers concluded that further study is needed because of the prevalence of these chemicals.