PFAS Chemicals Linked to High Blood Pressure in Some Women, New research Shows

Joseph Mercola

Research published on June 13, showed women with the highest concentration of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), had a 71% increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Coincidentally, two days later the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced four planned water advisories to reduce levels of PFAS in the water supply.

The EPA advises capping the levels of two chemicals in the PFAS class of chemicals: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to more than 17,000 times lower than what it is currently and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) to 3,500 times lower.

… The strategies you use to reduce your exposure to PFAS chemicals can help vote these products out of the marketplace. These include opting out of treatment on clothing, carpet and furniture, avoiding fast food and carry-out containers, eating old-fashioned stovetop non-GMO popcorn instead of microwave popcorn and filtering your water supply.

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