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The Devil We Know exposes how Dupont covered up environmental and health risks of Teflon

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the new documentary The Devil We Know, which shows the impact of Teflon production on the people of a West Virginia town where harmful chemicals ended up in the water supply. Chemicals used to make the nonstick coating Teflon can now be found in the blood of more than 99 percent of Americans.


The film exposes how Dupont, Teflon’s manufacturer, and the EPA failed to protect workers and residents. Instead, they worked together to deceive the public. What will it take to hold corporations like Dupont accountable?


Stephanie Soechtig, award-winning documentary filmmaker, co-founder of Atlas Films, director of Fed Up, Under the Gun, and most recently The Devil We Know

Web Resources:

The Intercept: The Teflon Toxin

Variety: Film Review: ‘The Devil We Know

Democracy Now: DuPont vs. the World: Chemical Giant Covered Up Health Risks of Teflon Contamination Across Globe


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.