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How They Get Teflon to Stick to Pans

Saving us from soaking, scraping and scrubbing, Teflon has been a lifesaver (or at least a hand-saver) for home cooks for the last 50 years. Comprised of a unique polymer that actually repels nearly every other material (the only known thing a gecko’s feet can’t stick to), the processes used to get this substance to adhere so well to a pan relies on sand, heat, a vacuum and sometimes even another chemical.

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Synthesis and Characterization of Perfluorooctanoic Acid Anionic Surfactant Doped Nanosize Polyaniline

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http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=50746#.VEnB-1fHRK0

Author(s)

B. Mahalakshmi, C. Vedhi

Affiliation(s)

Department of Chemistry, V.O. Chidambaram College, Thoothukudi, India.

ABSTRACT

Surfactant doped polyaniline was synthesized in the aqueous solution of aniline and anionic surfactant of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFO) by chemical synthesis using potassium peroxy disulphate as an oxidant by varying the aniline to surfactant ratio. 1,505 more words

Chemical exposure in the womb from household items may contribute to obesity

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 30, 2012

Pregnant women who are highly exposed to common environmental chemicals – polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) – have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age, according to a study from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health published online in the August 30 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives. 409 more words

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First link between potentially toxic PFCs in office air and in office workers’ blood

30 Jan 2012

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists are reporting that the indoor air in offices is an important source of worker exposure to potentially toxic substances released by carpeting, furniture, paint and other items. 251 more words

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Study examines link between vaccinations and exposure to compound widely used in food packaging

30 Jan 2012

CHICAGO – Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. 654 more words

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