Interesting Fact # 1239 - Health

Scientists at Exeter University say that the chemical PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid), a form of the ammonium salt used in some non-stick cookware, can be linked to a higher-than-normal incidence of thyroid disease.

(The chemical is also present in some furniture, fabrics and food packaging, because of its resistance to water and stains. We'd rather avoid stains, than avoid damaging our health.)