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Serum concentrations of PFASs and exposure-related behaviors in women (nature.com)
8 points by glennon 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Besides containing Teflon, those coated flosses just don't work as well.

For me, most dental floss shreds between one particularly irksome pair of teeth in my mouth. So Glide-style floss is the only type that works.

I have that problem, too, but I'm not willing to put PTFE in my body over two crammed teeth. :-)

Actual title: "Serum concentrations of PFASs and exposure-related behaviors in African American and non-Hispanic white women"

We've updated the title from the submitted “Dental flossing linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body”.

All good. Of course my descriptive headline was intended to emphasize the findings of the study. The journal article title simply offers that research has taken place -- and thus, is not nearly as useful. It would have been possible to link to a news article that interpreted the study (and had a 'catchy' title), but I thought HN readers would prefer a primary source. Regards!

example catchy title: 'Oral-B Glide floss tied to potentially toxic PFAS chemicals, study suggests' https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/09/oral-b...

Your "more descriptive" headline was misleading; floss was only one of four itemized factors, the more important of which was coatings on food containers.

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