By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
January 25, 2012
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Study: Environmental Toxins Reduce Vaccines' Effectiveness 29463

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that common environmental toxins, particularly perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) that are found in food packaging, stain-resistant carpets, and nonstick pans, can reduce the extent to which vaccines protect children from diseases including tetanus and diphtheria.

Image: Child getting a vaccine, via Shutterstock.