Teflon Found in Drinking Water in 27 States


care2.com | Published 21 August 2015

By Michelle Schoffro Cook

A new study issued by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found chemicals used in the manufacture of Teflon in the drinking water of 27 American states (list found here). The report indicates that 94 public water systems contain a toxic chemical known as PFOA (short for perfluorooctanoic acid). PFOA is a polyfluorinated chemical (PFC) and is non-stick, waterproof and grease-proof. PFCs are used in clothing, cookware, carpets, furniture, food wrappers and other consumer and industrial products.

The report was released nearly a decade after DuPont, the manufacturer of Teflon committed to virtually eliminate the chemical from Teflon and consumer products coated in it by 2015. In the article… read more


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