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Sick of work? New research suggests office environments more toxic than we thought

Sick of work? New research suggests office environments more toxic than we thought

The tests were done in Boston and included 31 participants whose blood was taken for measurement of blood serum levels of chemicals. Air tests were also done in the offices. Higher air concentrations of PFCs related to higher blood serum levels of the chemicals. These "accumulative and persistent contaminants" have half-lives of 2.3 years to 7.2 years, meaning that it takes the body that much time to get rid of half of the substance. This is the first time a test of this kind has been done, and the dramatic results likely mean that additional larger studies will follow this one.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/sick-of-wo...

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