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  • New Jersey: Teflon discovered in 9 wells in Deepwater, at 35x the standard alert level

    DEEPWATER, N.J. (AP) — DuPont says it has found chemical residues from a Teflon ingredient in groundwater near its Chambers Works plant. The traces of the chemical PFOA were found in nine wells around the plant in Deepwater, N.J. The concentrations ranged as high as 35 times the alert level established last year by New […]

  • Belgium: Court orders GreenPan to stop Teflon comparisons

    GreenPan, which is manufactured by Anotech International, promotes itself as an alternative to traditional types of non-stick cookware as no PFOA is used in its manufacturing process. The chemical PFOA is under increasing scrutiny as a possible health hazard. The Commercial Court of Nivelles in Belgium ordered GreenPan to stop using the DuPont and Teflon […]

  • W. Virginia, Ohio Families Face Toxic Teflon Chemical Risk

    Washington, DC – A March 10 agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. over drinking water contamination around the company’s Parkersburg, WV, plant leaves people in the area exposed to dangerous levels of the Teflon chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a probable carcinogen and reproductive system toxin also […]

  • INTERNAL WARNINGS: Industry memos show DUPONT knew for decades that a chemical used to make Teflon is polluting workers and neighbors

    LITTLE HOCKING, Ohio — Kenny Taggart always volunteered for blood drives at the DuPont plant across the Ohio River, where he spent most of his adult life mixing chemicals used to make Teflon anti-stick coatings. When Taggart stopped by the plant’s medical office in the early 1980s to offer another pint, the nurse shook her […]

  • Teflon lawsuit against DuPont dismissed

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A lawsuit against DuPont Co. claiming its nonstick Teflon cookware coating could pose health risks to users has been dropped. The lawsuit included 22 cases from about 15 states. All had been consolidated to be heard in U.S. District Court in Des Moines, Iowa. The lawsuit has been in the courts […]

  • DuPont, Teflon and the potential impact of a class action lawsuit.

    In the 1930’s DuPont, a U.S. firm, invented and began to market a substance called Teflon. Teflon is used today primarily as a non-stick coating for pots, pans and other cookware, though Teflon also has applications as a coating for textile based products such as clothes, apparel, carpeting and furniture. When manufacturing Teflon a chemical […]

  • Ditch the Teflon, Say Hello To Safe Cooking

    In her article, “The Essential Resource for Green Family Life: Healthy Child Healthy World“, Jennifer Lance mentioned the Healthy Child Healthy World’s advice on getting rid of Teflon in your kitchen. Teflon is the DuPont brand name for polytetrafluoroethtylene, or PTFE, a type of PFC that is used as a non-stick coating for most cookware. […]

  • Bush Handed DuPont Goodbye Gift Over Toxic Teflon Chemical

    WASHINGTON, February 6, 2009 – The Charleston Gazette reports today that in the last weeks of the Bush administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quietly handed DuPont Co. a three-year extension to complete tests mandated by a 2005 legal settlement on a toxic DuPont product. In a December 2005 settlement with EPA, DuPont agreed to […]

  • DuPont says it will not face criminal charges over Teflon reporting

    WILMINGTON, Delaware. DuPont Co. will not face criminal charges arising from allegations that it hid information about a toxic chemical used to make the nonstick coating Teflon, the company said Monday. DuPont said it was informed Friday that the Justice Department had finished its review of information obtained in a May 2005 grand jury subpoena […]

  • Teflon chemical linked to increased cholesterol levels

    WASHINGTON – A chemical used to make Teflon, food wrappers and dozens of other consumer products is linked to higher levels of cholesterol, according to the latest findings of a multi-year study of 69,000 West Virginians and Ohioans whose drinking water was contaminated by a DuPont manufacturing plant in Washington, W.Va, along the Ohio River. […]