Jury Cites DuPont For Malice In Teflon Chemical Trial, Awards $5M To Cancer Victim By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016 On Wednesday, a federal jury ordered DuPont to pay more than $5 million to an Ohio man who alleged he contracted testicular cancer from drinking water contaminated with a… Read More

Drinking Water For 5.2 Million People Tainted By Unsafe Levels Of PFCs By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 CORRECTION: The original version of this article erroneously state that PFOA and PFOS had been detected in a small number of samples in New York City;… Read More

EPA Must Act Now To Protect Public From Teflon Chemical In Drinking Water By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016   The Environmental Protection Agency was first alerted 15 years ago to contamination of drinking water by PFOA, a chemical used to make Teflon that has since been linked to… Read More

The FDA’s belated action comes more than a decade after EWG and other advocates sounded alarms and five years after U.S. chemical companies stopped making the chemicals. It does nothing to prevent food processors and packagers from using almost 100 related chemicals that may also be hazardous.… Read More

DuPont Found Liable For Cancer From Teflon Chemical – $1.6 Million In Damages By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015   A federal jury on Wednesday (Oct. 7) found DuPont liable for causing an Ohio woman’s kidney cancer by poisoning her drinking water with a chemical used to make Teflon.… Read More

Keep Your Promises and Environmental Working Group met Thursday with Environmental Protection Agency officials to urge the agency to update its C-8 health advisory level and explore ways EPA can aid mid-Ohio Valley communities that have been exposed to dangerous levels of DuPont’s Teflon chemical.  “This meeting was a crucial step in protecting the health of mid-Ohio… Read More

…research finds that even very tiny concentrations of PFOA – below the reporting limit required by EPA’s tests of public water supplies – are harmful. This means that EPA’s health advisory level is hundreds or thousands of times too weak to fully protect human health with an adequate margin of safety. … Read More