[Characteristics, use and toxicity of fluorochemicals: review of the literature].

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are perfluorinated surfactants used to produce polymers and telomers whose carbon chain can be differently long. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), namely Teflon, is the chief fluoropolymer and it has been widely utilised over the last decades and all over the world. Indeed, its particular… (More)