The chemical DuPont uses to make Teflon, used in non-stick pans and many other products, is a known carcinogen. A state-appointed group of scientists in New Jersey recommended a safe threshold of the chemical in drinking water after contamination was found near a DuPont plant in South Jersey. Sharon Lerner, a freelance journalist who covers health and the environment, reported this series for The Intercept, in collaboration with the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund, and reports how Governor Christie and DuPont quashed the effort to regulate the water.
Part 1: DuPont and the Chemistry of Deception
Part 2: The Case Against DuPont
Part 3: How DuPont Slipped Past the EPA
99.7% of Americans have some C8 (the Teflon chemical) in our blood; it's found in 1,000s of products & our drinking water, says @fastlerner.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 21, 2015
DuPont knew about the danger C8/Teflon posed to our health for decades, says @fastlerner.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 21, 2015
This case really shows how difficult it is to hold corporations accountable for damage their products cause to our health, says @fastlerner.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) August 21, 2015