Are you familiar with PFOA's? Have you heard about Teflon and non-stick pans with PFOA's? Do you know that there are studies which have shown the chemical to be present at low levels in the bloodstream of 9 out of 10 Americans, and in the blood of most newborns. PFOA has been shown to cause cancer, low birth weight and a suppressed immune system in laboratory animals exposed to high doses. Although the effects of PFOA at lower doses in humans are disputed, there does seem to be a link between PFOA and raised levels of cholesterol and PFOA's are in the non-stick coating of your Teflon pans. But wait, it gets worse, PFOA's are detrimental to our environmental health as well as human health. Even the EPA has declared PFOA's to be likely carcinogens.
In the 1980's, workers in a Teflon plant claimed that their babies suffered from birth defects caused by Teflon. In fact, in 2006, the EPA asked 8 American companies (including Dupont) to phase out their use of PFOA's. Dupont was heavily fined for hiding data on the toxicity of PFOA's and polluting the Ohio River drinking-water supply near its West Virginia plant.
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