DuPont introduced a new chemical called “GenX” in 2009 to replace the toxic Teflon chemical, PFOA or "C8." In "The Teflon Toxin," a three-part series forThe Intercept,reporter Sharon Lerner reveals that "GenX" causes many of the same deadly health problems as PFOA, including changes in immune responses and cholesterol levels, weight gain, reproductive problems and cancer. She also investigated DuPont's attempts to cover up the findings.
98% of Americans have PFOA, the chemical in Teflon, in their blood, but the alternative also causes problems https://t.co/JjI81lIONS— Leonard Lopate Show (@LeonardLopate) March 17, 2016
Firefighting foam, which contains PFOA, has seeped into drinking water around the country https://t.co/WlQXBO6juY— Leonard Lopate Show (@LeonardLopate) March 17, 2016
@LeonardLopate Where to get blood test for metals/poisons? Drs don't routinely test for toxins in blood AFAIK— Vic Livingston (@scrivener50) March 17, 2016
C8 contained in: eyeglasses, stain-proof coatings, fire-fighting foam, fast food wrappers, cables, pizza boxes https://t.co/rYCx6jn2Yn— Leonard Lopate Show (@LeonardLopate) March 17, 2016