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  1. Hi, Just found this information from a dr about the chemicals used in microwave popcorn and how they can negatively effect a whole host of things. Thought you might want to read it. God bless you! Believing for Josiah Day, the 17th, with you!

    “…5. Microwave Popcorn
    Perfluoroalkyls, which include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), are chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers, are being ingested by people through their food and showing up as contaminants in blood. Microwave popcorn bags are lined with PFOA, and when they are heated the compound leaches onto the popcorn.
    These chemicals are part of an expanding group of chemicals commonly referred to as “gender-bending” chemicals, because they can disrupt your endocrine system and affect your sex hormones. The EPA has ruled PFCs as “likely carcinogens,” and has stated that PFOA “poses developmental and reproductive risks to humans.” Researchers have also linked various PFCs to a range of other health dangers, such as:
    • Infertility — A study published in the journal Human Reproduction3 found that both PFOA and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), dramatically increased the odds of infertility. PFOA was linked to a 60 to 154 percent increase in the chance of infertility.
    • Thyroid disease — A 2010 study4 found that PFOA can damage your thyroid function. Individuals with the highest PFOA concentrations were more than twice as likely to report current thyroid disease, compared to those with the lowest PFOA concentrations. Your thyroid contains thyroglobulin protein, which binds to iodine to form hormones, which in turn influence essentially every organ, tissue and cell in your body. Thyroid hormones are also required for growth and development in children. Thyroid disease, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease, infertility, muscle weakness, and osteoporosis.
    • Cancer — PFOA has been associated with tumors in at least four different organs in animal tests (liver, pancreas, testicles and mammary glands in rats), and has been associated with increases in prostate cancer in PFOA plant workers.
    • Immune system problems — Several studies by scientists in Sweden indicate that PFCs have an adverse effect on your immune system. As described in a report on PFCs by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), PFOA was found to decrease all immune cell subpopulations studied, in the thymus and spleen, and caused immunosupression.
    • Increased LDL cholesterol levels – A 2010 study in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine5 found that children and teens with higher PFOA levels had higher levels of total cholesterol and LDL or “bad” cholesterol, while PFOS was associated with increased total cholesterol, including both LDL cholesterol and HDL or “good” cholesterol.
    I strongly recommend avoiding any product you know containing these toxic compounds, particularly non-stick cookware, but also foods sold in grease-proof food packaging, such as fast food and microwave popcorn. Clearly, if you’re eating fast food or junk food, PFCs from the wrapper may be the least of your problems, but I think it’s still important to realize that not only are you not getting proper nutrition from the food itself, the wrappers may also add to your toxic burden….”

  2. Hi Elisha,

    May our heavenly Daddy bless you abundantly in Jesus’ name.

    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible

    one of your many grateful followers

    Just found this on and thought you might be interested.
    The following is a direct quote of the entire article:

    More than 6 million Americans may be drinking water with unsafe levels of PFAs, a class of chemical linked to a number of health problems such as cancer, INFERTILITY, obesity, hormone imbalance and autoimmune disease. However, that number could be much higher.

    According to a new study conducted by Harvard researchers, who analyzed 36,000 water samples, 75 percent of the contaminated water they found was detected in 13 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    The study doesn’t identify specific areas contaminated, only sections of certain affected states. Those areas were near manufacturing sites, military sites, and wastewater treatment plants.

    The scientists analyzed data from the Environmental Protection Agency in water samples collected between 2013-2015. But the EPA DIDN’T have data on a FULL ONE-THIRD of the country, roughly 100 million people, so those areas are unaccounted for.

    That leaves researchers speculating that the number of water supplies with high levels of PFAs is much greater than they detected.

    PFAs are chemicals that are resistant to heat, water and oil. They are used in products to protect fabrics, carpets and footwear from water and stains. They are used to insulate pipes and are in the chemicals used to fight fires.

    PFAs are also used to prevent leaking or sticking in common household goods like pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, canned foods and teflon pans. Factory emissions sometimes contain PFAs.

    “I think this study has important public health implications because drinking water affects so many people and we need to be careful about what chemicals we use and how we dispose of them in the environment,” study author Xindi Hu told CBS News.

    Currently the PFA levels in drinking water supplies are unregulated. However, this study could trigger the government to begin such regulation.

    Right now, the EPA merely recommends levels they deem to be safe. In May, the EPA lowered the recommended safety levels of PFAs in the water than what they previously stated was acceptable.

    On their website, the EPA describes PFAs as “persistent in the environment, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans and are toxic to laboratory animals and wildlife, producing reproductive, developemntal and systemic effects in laboratory tests.”

    May God continue to bless you and strengthen you with His peace knowing His day, Josiah’s day, 17th, is coming. Praise the LORD!

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