Comments for: Chemicals in carpeting, food packaging may harm kids’ immune systems

Posted Jan. 25, 2012, at 7:52 a.m.

Chemicals used in consumer products, including rain gear, stain-resistant carpeting, microwave popcorn bags and fast-food packaging, appear to limit children’s disease-fighting immune responses, a study found. The research by Danish investigators is one of the first to examine the effects of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, on the immune system. It …

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