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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

The chemicals once seemed near magical, able to repel water, oil and stains. By the 1970s, DuPont and 3M had used them to develop Teflon and Scotchgard, and they slipped into an array of everyday products, from gum wrappers to sofas to frying pans to carpets. Known as perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, they were a […]

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PFOA Teflon chemical has poisoned nearly the entire world

The chemical PFOA, formerly used in the manufacturing of DuPont’s Teflon, has been found to have contaminated groundwater in many U.S. locations and throughout the world. DuPont began phasing out the use of PFOA (also known as C8) in 2005, after it was revealed that the company had for decades covered up the numerous health […]

DuPont sued multiple times as court-backed science panel finds chemical C8 used in Teflon is linked to cancer

DuPont sued multiple times as court-backed science panel finds chemical C8 used in Teflon is linked to cancer

Back in April 2013, DuPont was sued in a wrongful death case when a court-appointed science panel linked DuPont’s C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) to kidney cancer, thyroid disease and testicular cancer, to name a few adverse effects. 2001 lawsuit advances forward Dupont’s C8 chemical, the key ingredient in their Teflon brand, is primarily used as a synthetic coating […]