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‘Nonstick Chemicals’ Make Measles Vaccine Less Effective: Study

June 10, 2019, 7:50 PM

Children with tiny amounts of nonstick chemicals in their bodies had fewer antibodies to fight off measles even after getting vaccinated, according to Danish researchers.

The concentrations of the chemicals in a population of 237 West African infants and toddlers were far lower than typical concentrations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found in U.S. children, Amalie Timmermann, a researcher with the University of Southern Denmark told Bloomberg Environment.

The study of children from Guinea-Bissau builds on previous studies of that age group involving the same types of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), she...

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