The Chemical Long Used in Non-Stick Pans Might Be Unsafe at Any Level

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A toxic chemical long used to make non-stick or water-repellent coatings may be more dangerous than believed — perhaps unsafe at any level, a leading environmental group warned Thursday.

Perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, was used to make DuPont's popular Teflon coating for decades. DuPont phased out its production after a 2006 settlement with federal regulators, who had linked it to birth defects and cancer in animals — and accused the company of failing to report those hazards for more than two decades.

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