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Radioactive Pots and Pans

How would you like radioactive metal from nuclear weapons facilities to be recycled for use in consumer goods like silverware, pots and pans, eye glasses, zippers, kid's braces, and even pacemakers and artificial hip joints? This practice was banned in 2000, but if the US Department of Energy gets its way, it will be reimplemented...
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Cookware Cancer

Here's a conspiracy for you! A new study links (for the first time) thyroid disease with human exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used in industrial and consumer goods, including nonstick cookware and stain- and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics. People with higher concentrations of PFOA in their blood are more...

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Teflon Babies

Two years ago, we reported the unthinkable: our favorite non-stick cooking surface may be dangerous. Now it has been discovered that babies whose mothers cook in non-stick pans, exposing their fetuses to the chemicals on them, have a significantly lower body weight at birth.

Researcher Joseph McLaughlin says, "This is a chemical that we...

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