Children’s environmental exposure to perfluorinated compounds may impair thyroid function
Animal studies suggest that some perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), including perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) may impair thyroid function. Epidemiological findings, mostly related to adults, are inconsistent.

ECHA adds 13 CMR substances to candidate list
New additions take candidate list to 84 substances

ECHA has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the candidate list, taking the total number of substances on the list to 84. All the newly-added substances are classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction - eight were added directly to the list as no comments were submitted during the consultation period.

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