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Your Call: Toxic Teflon, DuPont's history of chemical pollution

Feb 25, 2016

  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss DuPont’s decades-long history of chemical pollution. 

By the late 70s, DuPont’s own researchers knew that PFOA, the chemical it used to develop Teflon, was toxic and posed serious health risks. The chemical giant kept its research confidential while profiting from PFOA also known as C8. Today, the Teflon toxin is in the bloodstream of almost all Americans. 

What’s being done to hold DuPont accountable and regulate chemicals to protect public safety? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Nathaniel Rich, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine

Sharon Lerner, reporter for The Intercept

Web Resources:

New York Times Magazine: The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin: DuPont Found Liable in Teflon Toxin Trial

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin Goes to Court

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin, How DuPont Slipped Passed the EPA

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin, the case against DuPont

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin, the chemistry of deception