Most people thought that the teflon issue was settled a few years ago and that DuPont and others have moved away from PFOAs (teflon coating) . Not so!
Products that involve stain resistance, flame proof, moisture proof, odor proof, bacteria resistant, WATERPROOF or have non-stickiness in them – ALL have flourochemicals (PFASs) in them and are proven carcinogens – thanks to Mr. Rob Bilott at Taft Stettinius & Hollister (a large law firm in Cincinnati) who has been dogging DuPont and PFOA’s + PFAS’s for decades.
I just read a comprehensive report:
‘The Lawyer Who Became
DuPont’s Worst Nightmare’
about Dupont’s PFOA (Teflon coating) saga and the lawyer that wouldn’t let it go away… wow! My heartfelt thanks to the major law firm and big time lawyer who saw it through for over 20 years.
Hollywood couldn’t write a fictional saga this devious!
From the NYT article (link at bottom): “PFOA is in the blood or vital organs of Atlantic salmon, swordfish, striped mullet, gray seals, common cormorants, Alaskan polar bears, brown pelicans, sea turtles, sea eagles, Midwestern bald eagles, California sea lions and Laysan albatrosses on Sand Island, a wildlife refuge on Midway Atoll, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, about halfway between North America and Asia.”
And to think that this goes on – continually – as more ‘safer’ chemical coatings are now in our supply chains that will play out this same scenario decades from now. The chemical industry continues to get a free ride. It is by far the largest industry in the world. Climate change issues? We are poisoning ourselves way before we’ll ever heat ourselves up. How about saving humans – and then saving the planet. OR…
…maybe this is the answer to population control 🙂 let the chemical companies continue to go astray – it’ll reduce our population which will help the planet. Maybe they should get a gold star for helping fight climate change (nahhh… my cynical side lives!)
update: DuPont Chemical Co. no longer exists. Chemours (new name for chemical company ) is now the proud stepchild of two chemical behemoths: DuPont + Dow.
As if a merge and re-org along with a new name will make them better. ha!