Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)
- What It’s Used In: Outdoor Clothing, Building Materials, Food Packaging
- Problems Caused: Heart Disease, Affects Pregnant Women, Increases Chances For Prostate/Bladder Cancer
You’ll likely be able to closely compare Perfluorinated Compounds to PFAs referenced earlier. They do a lot of the same things for the most part. You’ll often see PFCs in food packagings, like what you might see in microwavable popcorn or fast food wrappers. They’re also used to create durable outdoor clothing, capable of handling any weather event. PFCs will also be used for building materials as well. However, it’s one of the more dangerous ingredients to use. It causes pregnancy-induced hypertension, contributes to heart disease, and increases the risk of both prostate and bladder cancer.