Sunday, January 29, 2006

Harmful chemical in Teflon to be restricted

From Juliet Eilperin at the Washington Post:

Eight U.S. companies, including giant DuPont Co., agreed yesterday to virtually eliminate a harmful chemical used to make Teflon from all consumer products coated with the ubiquitous nonstick material.

Although the chemical would still be used to manufacture Teflon and similar products, processes will be developed to ensure that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) would not be released into the environment from finished products or manufacturing plants.

See also the coverage from treehugger and the Environmental Working Group. Thanks to Jack at Fork & Bottle for the links.

1 comment:

Jack said...

This is why, too, we have been recommending Look frying pans.