"Study Finds C8 in Wide Variety of Foods"

"Researchers have found low levels of the toxic chemical C8 in a wide variety of foods, ranging from hamburgers and bacon to tilapia, olive oil and peanut butter, according to a new scientific paper.

C8 was detected in 17 of 31 types of food purchases from five Dallas-area grocery stores and tested by researchers at the University of Texas and several other institutions.

The chemical was measured in concentrations ranging from 0.07 parts per billion in potatoes to 1.8 parts per billion in olive oil, according to the paper, published last week in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette February 16, 2010.

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/17/2010