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Stain repellents, fire-fighting foam, water resistant clothing, non-stick cookware - these are all created using Perfluoroalkyl (PFAA) substances, which were first developed in the 1940s.

Now new Australian research has just discovered a link between these chemicals and the birthweight of babies.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Stain repellents, fire-fighting foam, water resistant clothing, non-stick cookware - these are all created using Perfluoroalkyl (PFAA) substances, which were first developed in the 1940s.

Now new Australian research has just discovered a link between these chemicals and the birthweight of babies.