DuPont, Teflon and the risks to your health … important information

This is from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and an important reminder we carefully scrutinize the labels on our food, but research the chemicals present in our cookware. Be warned…EnvirowatchRangitikei

This article is by By David Andrews, Senior Scientist and Bill Walker, Consultant.

POISONED LEGACY

Ten Years Later, Chemical Safety and Justice for DuPont’s Teflon Victims Remain Elusive

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DuPont’s Dirty History

In 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency fined chemical giant DuPont a record $16.5 million over its decades-long cover-up of the health hazards of C8, also known as PFOA. One of a family of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, PFOA was a key ingredient in making Teflon, the non-stick, waterproof, stain-resistant “miracle of modern chemistry” used in thousands of household products….

DuPont had long known that PFOA caused cancer, had poisoned drinking water in the mid-Ohio River Valley and polluted the blood of people and animals worldwide.

It’s been 10 years since the EPA’s history-making judgment against DuPont and PFOA, but its victims are still seeking justice. DuPont has failed to clean up water supplies, is shirking its promise to monitor the health of the communities it poisoned and is gearing up to fight in court against paying damages to its victims. EWGand the victims of DuPont

Read the article at EWG’s website & download pdf guide to avoiding PFCS:

http://www.ewg.org/research/poisoned-legacy?utm_source=201505PFCRelease&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201505PFCRelease

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