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"The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare" PFOA

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

By NATHANIEL RICHJAN. 6, 2016

Just months before Rob Bilott made partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, he received a call on his direct line from a cattle farmer. 8,201 more words

Endocrine Disruption

Dupont Found Liable for a Woman's Cancer Linked to Exposure with Teflon-Making Chemical C-8 (Video & Link)

There is some good legal news on the fight against toxic chemicals. Yesterday, DuPont was found liable for leaking C-8 into drinking water and causing a woman’s cancer. 150 more words

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Toxic Business Sense; 25-Aug-2015

If you smoke cigarettes, you perhaps know that smoking is injurious to health. And, you have a choice – you can choose to not smoke. What if, without having a choice, or without knowing the ill-effects, you breathe, eat or use a hazardous substance. 186 more words

Noteworthy Web Articles

How They Get Teflon to Stick to Pans

Saving us from soaking, scraping and scrubbing, Teflon has been a lifesaver (or at least a hand-saver) for home cooks for the last 50 years. Comprised of a unique polymer that actually repels nearly every other material (the only known thing a gecko’s feet can’t stick to), the processes used to get this substance to adhere so well to a pan relies on sand, heat, a vacuum and sometimes even another chemical.

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Chemical exposure in the womb from household items may contribute to obesity

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 30, 2012

Pregnant women who are highly exposed to common environmental chemicals – polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) – have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age, according to a study from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health published online in the August 30 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives. 409 more words

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First link between potentially toxic PFCs in office air and in office workers’ blood

30 Jan 2012

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists are reporting that the indoor air in offices is an important source of worker exposure to potentially toxic substances released by carpeting, furniture, paint and other items. 251 more words

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Study examines link between vaccinations and exposure to compound widely used in food packaging

30 Jan 2012

CHICAGO – Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. 654 more words

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