See also the coverage from treehugger and the Environmental Working Group. Thanks to Jack at Fork & Bottle for the links.
Eight U.S. companies, including giant DuPont Co., agreed yesterday to virtually eliminate a harmful chemical used to make Teflon from all consumer products coated with the ubiquitous nonstick material.
Although the chemical would still be used to manufacture Teflon and similar products, processes will be developed to ensure that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) would not be released into the environment from finished products or manufacturing plants.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Harmful chemical in Teflon to be restricted
From Juliet Eilperin at the Washington Post:
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