Here’s some alarming news – according to a new study, children and adolescents who have been exposed to a commonly used chemical in non-stick pans and stain-resistant fabrics have higher cholesterol levels than those who have not. The report shows a link between higher blood levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and higher cholesterol levels among more than 12,000 participants aged 1 to 18. Read on for the full story.