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Journal of Public Health Dentistry Study Finds Association Between Man-Made Chemical and Childhood Caries

February 13, 2020
by ADA News


Circulating levels of perfluorodecanoic acid, a type of perfluoroalkyl acid, may be associated with dental caries in children, according to a study published in the fall 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

“Perfluoroalkyls/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Dental Caries Experience in Children, Ages 3–11 Years, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2014” looked at the association between seven perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and dental caries in 629 U.S. children ages 3 to 11 years, based on 2013-14 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data.

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