PFOA is also disturbingly ubiquitous in the blood of the general population in the United States, and pervasive throughout the environment, even appearing in Arctic animals2 In February 2006, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found PFOA present in the umbilical cord blood of 99 percent of 300 newborn infants. The chemical is bioaccumulative, meaning it remains in human bodies and in the environment for an extended period of time.
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