It S Everywhere It S Toxic And It Lasts Forever Asbestos Nuclear Waste No This Statement, Made By The Environmental Protection Agency In , Refers To A Little Known But Ubiquitous Chemical Compound Whose Trade Name Is C Manufactured By DuPont, It Is Used In The Making Of A Plethora Of Stain Resistant Consumer Products, Including Microwave Popcorn Bags, Food Packaging, Nail Polish, Car Finishes, Pizza Boxes, And Many Other Common Items Recently Named A Likely Carcinogen By The EPA, C Has Been Linked To Cancer, Reproductive Disorders, Birth Defects, And Respiratory ProblemsThe First Members Of The Public To Hear About C, In , Were The Residents Of The Mid Ohio Valley, Whose Water Supplies Were Found To Contain Detectable Amounts As The Result Of Emissions From The DuPont Washington Works Plant Near Parkersburg, West Virginia As A Result, In The EPA Announced It Was Launching A Multi Agency Review Of The Manmade Chemical, Which Became The Largest Investigation Of Its Kind The EPA Was Concerned Because Early Tests Indicated That C Could Already And Unexpectedly Be Found In The Blood Of Percent Of Americans In DuPont Settled A Class Action Lawsuit With Valley Water Consumers For Than Million, And The EPA Has Called For A Global Phase Out Of C Involving Eight CompaniesAs A Local Journalist, Lyons Has Covered The C Issue From The Beginning Here She Tells The Story Of How The Danger Of C First Came To Light When A West Virginia Family Lost An Entire Herd Of Cattle To A Mysterious Wasting Disease Within A Mere Decade, Following Forty Years Of Successful Farming The Die Off Began In The Mid S, After The Family Sold Some Land To DuPont The Chemical Company Used The Property As A Landfill, Dumping C, Which Made Its Way Into The Public Water Supply By The Time The EPA Investigated The Situation, The Same Substance Detected In The Water In West Virginia And Ohio Which Has By Now Spread To A Total Of Twelve States And Counting Could Also Be Found Leeching Off Of Thousands Of Consumer Products And Into The Bloodstreams Of Millions Of People Around The World
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- 191 pages
- Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof, and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8
- Callie Lyons
- 07 October 2019 Callie Lyons