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Friday, October 8, 2004

 

Teflon’s sticky situation

`Environmentalists have called for the withdrawal of a chemical which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of Teflon because of growing health fears.

Perfluorooctanoic Acid, PFOA for short, is a synthetic chemical used in the manufacture of advanced plastics including Teflon. [..]

Dr Tim Kropp, a toxicologist working for environmental activists in the US says tests carried out by the US firm 3M suggested high doses of PFOA led to various forms of cancer in rats.’




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