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Why You Don't Want Teflon In Your Carpet Cleaner

DuPont Agrees to Reduce Use of Teflon Chemical

by David Kestenbaum

January 25, 2006

"The Environmental Protection Agency reaches an agreement with DuPont, which makes Teflon for pans and other products. The company will reduce emissions of PFOA, a long-lived chemical used in the Teflon manufacturing process. An EPA advisory committee called it a "likely" carcinogen, but there is no data definitively showing it is harmful for humans. The EPA is trying to get seven other companies that use the chemical to sign on as well."

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