Friday, 15 January 2016

Our Toxic Failure: Is it really so radical to ask that companies test chemicals for safety before using them?

Teflon - Death!!
Now that it’s already been phased out, the world can agree that a chemical used in Teflon — the famous coating on nonstick pots and pans — was toxic. A recent New York Times Magazine article told the story of the heroic victims who paid with their health and the lawyer who represented them. Together they ensured that a study was done to link this chemical, called PFOA, to the health problems it caused. PFOA is thought to be linked to several cancers, as well as thyroid disease, high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, and more. It’s also probably in your blood.
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