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Covid: chemicals found in everyday products could hinder vaccine

Researchers worry PFAS, commonly found in the bodies of Americans, will reduce the immunization’s effectiveness
David Rach volunteers to test the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer. Photograph: PFIZER/Reuters

The successful uptake of any vaccine for Covid-19, a crucial step in returning a sense of normalcy after a year ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, could be hindered by widespread contamination from a range of chemicals used in everyday products.

Small amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl () chemicals are commonly found in the bodies of people in the US, from non-stick pans to waterproof clothes to pizza boxes, have been linked to an elevated risk of liver damage, decreased fertility and even cancer.

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