New Study Finds PFOA Levels in Drinking Water Are Safe
BETHESDA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Group today released the results of a new study which found that levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in drinking water supplies are safe for human exposure. PFOA, sometimes referred to as C8, is a substance used in the manufacture of a...
New Jersey Coalition Calls for Investigation of Private Wells to Protect Families from PFOA in Drinking Water
- Community groups react to news that DuPont's Teflon chemicals likely
contaminate area residential wells. Eight of nine DuPont monitoring wells
exceeded New Jersey's 'alert level.'
- Private residential well contamination with PFOA
reported by NJDEP.
- Testing demanded of all private drin...
Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk
...ts into four groups based on their blood levels of pfoa
"We find no association between plasma concentrations of pfoa
and PFOS and risk for prostate, bladder, pancreati... (EPA) had commitments from eight manufacturers of pfoa
to voluntarily reduce emissions and product conten...
Household chemicals may be linked to infertility
... Birth Cohort to assess whether levels of PFOS and pfoa
in pregnant women's plasma were associated with a ...o the pregnancy so that concentrations of PFOS and pfoa
could be measured. The researchers also interviewe...percent for women in the higher three quartiles of pfoa
"Perfluorooctanoate and perfluoroo...
Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy
... Use of PFOS, pfoa
as additives is being phased out, researchers note...s, the team report. It took women with the highest pfoa
levels 60 percent to 154 percent longer to get pre...revious studies by the same researchers found that pfoa
may affect the growth of fetuses. In addition, two...
'Toxic Stock Syndrome' Report: Many Companies Are Keeping Shareholders in the Dark on Potential Recalls, Bans, and Other Risks
...hemical, PFOA, despite
its ongoing assertions in its financial reports that pfoa
does not harm
human health. According to the report authors, DuPont has con...eholders with a balanced presentation of what is
known to science regarding pfoa
The report concludes with recommendations to companies, invest...
Toxic Neglect: Mutual Funds Opposing Shareholder Resolutions on Chemicals in Products Ignore Financial Risks to Shareholders
... beauty products at Procter &
Gamble because of allegations in China of contaminated skin cream;
litigation and civil penalty costs at DuPont over the pfoa
manufacture Teflon coatings; and reputational damage at Wal-Mart and other
retailers over recalled baby bibs and lunch boxes.
DuPont Opens Fluoropolymer Production Plant in China
...logy, DuPont has qualified customers representing
over 90 percent of its sales volume of aqueous fluoropolymer dispersions to
use products that reduce pfoa
content by at least 97 percent.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in
1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating su...
PFOA and PFOS Detected in Newborns
...fluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS and pfoa
are polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs)—ubiquitous ma...S in 99 percent of the infant samples examined and pfoa
in 100 percent of those examined. The results are ...e samples were tested for the presence of PFOS and pfoa
and eight other polyfluoroalkyl compounds....
'Pan'demonium Over Non -stick Pans
...faces and non-stick cookware. There is a fear that pfoa
could remain in small amounts in the finished prod...sult, Australian authorities have recommended that pfoa
be phased out gradually.
A study conducted b...Environmental Science and Technology, explains how pfoa
is released even when non-stick cookware and micro...