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Pizza Boxes Could Hurt Your Health

It's not only the proceesed cheese, dairy and white flour; teflon also is implicated in new information about health riss.

Compound in Teflon a 'Likely Carcinogen'
Juliet Eilperin
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2005)
"The Environmental Protection Agency's own scientific advisory panel has identified perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical compound used to make Teflon, as a 'likely carcinogen' in a report it plans to submit to the agency next month...The EPA is in the midst of a major investigation into how the compound, which is used to make stain- and stick-resistant surfaces and materials for products including Gore-Tex fabrics and pizza boxes, gets into consumers' blood and whether it affects their health."

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