Thursday, January 26, 2006

Teflon is killing us - why should the EPA wait until 2015 to regulate it?

Today's paper found on the Metra? Chicago Tribune, Jan 26 2006.

As I've noted before (here and here), Teflon and its key chemical component Perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA) is potentially extremely harmful. According to yet another great article by the Trib's environment reporter, Michael Hawthorne, the EPA seeks to eventually regulate PFOA in the same class of persistent and toxic chemicals as mercury, lead and PCBs.

DuPont, the developer, patent holder and sole manufacturer of the chemical claims there is no harmful effects on humans, animals or the environment from the chemical.


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