PFCs May Weaken Childhood Vaccines

Exposure to perfluorinated compounds could lessen vaccines' effectiveness.
0:58 | 01/24/12

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CFCs are man -- chemicals found in everything from cook -- and pizza boxes to plastic bags and stain resistant carpet. The chemicals find their way into the food chain and into our bodies they can also be passed to children in breast. Now a study in the journal of the American Medical Association. Associates elevated pfc levels with weakening the effectiveness. Of routine childhood vaccines. Blood samples from expectant mothers were tested for pfc levels which were checked against their children's immune function at -- five. Mothers with elevated pfc leveled at children -- -- theory of vaccinations. Were 39%. Less effective. The children were also tested for pfc -- in their blood. Those with higher levels at a higher risk of -- deficient immune response after tetanus and that theory of vaccination. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy giant.

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