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What does PFOA stand for?

PFOA stands for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (suspected carcinogen used in making Teflon)

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Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorononanoic acid (PENA) were detected in > 92% of participants, with other measured PFCs detected less frequently.
The Dyneon Adona Emulsifier eliminates the use of ammonium perfluorooctanoate (APFO), a salt derived from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), completely from its production of fluoropolymers, explained a company official.
Summary: Dyneon, a 3M company, has announced the introduction of its new Dyneonao ADONAao Emulsifier that eliminates the use of ammonium perfluorooctanoate (APFO), a salt derived from perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), completely from its production of fluoropolymers.
They are commonly found in many household products and cosmetics, including * Bovine growth hormone residues commonly found in commercial dairy products * Soy foods, which are loaded with hormone-like substances * Bisphenol A, used in many plastics including baby bottles, food storage containers and the lining of soda cans * Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)--better known as Teflon We focus with special emphasis on soy.