The study is the first to look at the associations between perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and osteoarthritis, in a study population representative of the United States.
What does PFOA stand for?
PFOA stands for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (suspected carcinogen used in making Teflon)
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We have 4 other meanings of PFOA in our Acronym Attic
- Please Frig Off (polite form, as in a PFO letter for a refused resume)
- Plutonium Finishing Operation
- Power Fail Output
- Principal Federal Official (US DHS)
- Profit From Operations
- Project Formulation Office (NASA)
- Property and Fiscal Office
- Pyrolysis Fuel Oil
- Pyruvate:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase
- Peninsula Friends of Animals (Sequim, WA)
- Pharmacy Franchise Owners Association
- Platform Fiber Optics Assembly
- Portland Football Officials Association (Oregon)
- Problem Formulation and Options Assessment
- Please Frig Off And Die (polite form)
- Propagation of Fish and Other Aquatic Life (US EPA)
- Parliamentary Friends of Burma (est. 2006; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
- Perfluorooctyl Bromide
- Partially-Filled Orthogonal Cavity
- Passive Fiber Optic Component
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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.
But the main chemical in Teflon, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), has been associated with major health risks, notably birth defects and cancer - and even the US Environmental Protection Agency has urged a ban on PFOA usage.
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.