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Toxic chemicals known as PFAS detected in many of Kentucky’s municipal water treatment plants

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Chemicals called PFAS have been found in Kentucky’s drinking water. Known as emerging contaminants, PFAS are found in the Teflon in non-stick cookware, food bags, some brands of dental floss and in fire fighting foam. There is evidence that PFAS can accumulate in the body over time, and are linked to cancer and disruption of the thyroid and immune system....

Your Health: Thyroid disorders can be the source for a number of troublesome symptoms

By Dr. Emily Furlow White Special to KyForward Thyroid disorders are common in the United States. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism. If your thyroid is overactive (hyperthyroidism), you may feel anxious or weak. You may experience tremor, palpitations, increased perspiration and weight loss despite normal or increased appetite. Hyperthyroidism also can cause increased heart...