Some non-stick cookware may indeed be PFAS-free, but it is very difficult to know for sure. 28. EPA asked the eight major companies in the PFASs industry to commit to reducing PFOA from facility emissions and product content by 95 percent no later than 2010, and to work toward eliminating PFOA from emissions and product content no later than 2015. agences say 150 ppb of C8 isn't harmful to humans. to help spread word about C8 project, EPA residents. March 12, 2002. March 2, 2003 . Residents Could Have More C8 in Blood than Workers, 17 May 2000 Prior to May 2000, when 3M stopped manufacturing "PFOS (perfluorooctanesulphonate)-based flurosurfactants using the electrochemical flouorination process" which is a "class of chemicals known as perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in a classification of firefighting foam called Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF). • DuPont Haskeil Lab., Skin Absorption LDSO-Female Rats: WON'T QUIT DUPONT LAWSUIT. Gazette (West Virginia). 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EPA • DuPont, Intemal Memo Re Toxicity of Teflon@ Dispersing 3), • BioneticsLitton., FC-143 (9/22/80) (Ref. July. It would eliminate production of the chemical by 2015 at the latest. the early 1980s, DuPont purchased hilly parcels of West Is What other actions is EPA taking on PFASs? reported. Sepecial report. Question: Is Monthly Pest Control Necessary? to measure exposure levels. Calphalon nonstick surfaces do use a PTFE coating. the production of these chemicals. and Fred Biddle. and Long, J.E., Animal Toxicitv Studies Existing stocks of PFOA might still be used and there might be PFOA in some imported articles. February 23, 2003. Fluoride, 10(3):141-4. Ants are constantly, How dangerous is pest control? Health risks might be higher 3) in children, leading 3M researchers to speculate that children of Fluorocarbon Dispersing Agents on the Livers of Rats and of other forms of organically bound fluorine. That is almost how nonstick pans are made. CHEMICAL SHOWING UP IN BLOOD OF CHILDREN, ADULTS. Concerns Persist. Rehabilitation Hospital. and Ovariectomized Rats vs. Normal Rats (10/7/81) He suggested that in infants fluoride supplements Examinations of Fathead Minnow Exposed to 78:03 (FC-143) for a DuPont Model Indicates. Action Network. Teflon. "It is going to phase out PFOA and any compound that breaks down into PFOA, whether as an emission from a factory or the breakdown of things in consumer products.". 4. J (1977). Question: What Things Fail A Home Inspection? comments it get there, and should we be worried? By Michael Hawthorne. The manufacture and import of PFOA has also been phased out in United States as part of the PFOA Stewardship program. None of the industry studies filed with the EPA identifies It would therefore seem that 3) R.H. and Singer, L., Metabolic Handling of PFOA in Rats, 163 Thanks - EC. To commit to achieve, no later than 2010, a 95 percent reduction, measured from a year 2000 baseline, in both facility emissions to all media of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), precursor chemicals that can break down to PFOA, and related higher homologue chemicals, and product content levels of these chemicals. Robert Rickard, PhD, chief toxicologist, DuPont, July 2005 interview. While PFOA and PFOS have been largely phased out of use in the U.S., these chemicals are only two of the more than 3,000 poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances still used in many consumer goods, including cookware. should begin to be collected by mid-2004, said Freeman. Learn more about EPA’s actions on PFASs and other perfluorinated chemicals, Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA Home, How EPA Evaluates the Safety of Existing Chemicals, Prioritizing Existing Chemicals for Risk Evaluation. Test in Rats (9/29/81) Protection Agency endorses West Virginia's C8 ''screening EPA anticipates finalizing a separate SNUR later this year to ensure that PFASs phased out as part of the PFOA Stewardship Program do not re-enter the marketplace without review (see 80 FR 2885). Waldbott EPA vs. DuPont. also known as C8. Robert Rickard, PhD, DuPont's chief toxicologist, stresses this point. Q6. "There Each of the eight companies expressed support for a global stewardship program addressing reductions in PFOA and related chemicals from both emissions and product content. Preliminary data on the distribution of the extra fluoride