OUTED: DuPont Covered Up the Health Risks of Teflon

Featured Image -- 15036DuPont’s toxic legacy has left a trail around the United States — with some of the most visible harm taking place in the Midwest and along the Mississippi River. The after-effects of teflon production are so profound that a whole region of the country is dubbed “Cancer Alley.”

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Few things are as ubiquitous in modern kitchens as nonstick cookware; from frying pans to baking dishes and a host of other accouterments, you’d be hard-pressed to find a kitchen without something brandishing a nonstick coating. While it may seem innocuous, that’s probably because corporations like DuPont have the money, influence and power to keep the health risks of their toxic products under wraps — at least, until the cancers and other illnesses become too common to ignore. Indeed, their flagship product, teflon, may provide ease and convenience for household chefs, but such convenience rarely comes without a price.

And when it comes to teflon, the price tag is sure to send you looking for grandma’s cast iron skillet. DuPont’s toxic legacy has left a trail around the United States — with some of the most visible harm taking place in the Midwest and along the Mississippi River. The after-effects…

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6 thoughts on “OUTED: DuPont Covered Up the Health Risks of Teflon

  1. I believed there were “issues” with consumer use teflon, quite a number of years ago. I even posted about it a few times on facebook and in email.

    People will only pay attention when they are ready

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  2. Dr. Bramhall, I must insist that you believe what, apparently, many Americans believe and that is that corporations CARE about us! You do believe this, right? You are that naive, I am sure.

    Why, oh why, don’t we do our own research and even before the advent of the internet, there was still the library and heck, there’s always just plain old common sense. One thing I can thank my mother for is that she never used non-stick or teflon coated pans because her kitchen was full of cast iron skillets; well seasoned cast iron skillets.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Convenience is not always a good thing. I could continue in this vein, but the message should be clear. People need to take a proactive approach to everything and not merely assume that corporations are going to put out products for us to purchase that are good for us. That is not even synonymous with corporation; putting out products that are good for us. And this you know because you are always attempting to get us to use homemade natural ingredients for toothpaste and shampoos and things of that nature.

    Thank you for posting this one Dr. Bramhall. People need to know the truth and act accordingly.

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    • You’re very lucky, Shelby, that your mother showed you an alternative view of how to survive. I’ve always like what Ralph Nader had to say about people growing up “corporate” and teaching your children about the greater quality of a “non-corporate” life. Especially when that “non-corporate” life involves greater reliance on friends and neighbors – rather than technology – to get your needs met.

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  3. Thanks, UZA. There’s no reblog button on this post because it’s a reblog of another blog post. I am finding reblog buttons on all my original posts. Though some people tell me they don’t show up in some browsers.

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