’The Devil We Know:’ How #DuPont Poisoned the World with #Teflon
One of the key ingredients in DuPont’s Teflon was #C8, a toxic, man-made chemical created by Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, better known as 3M, to make Scotchgard. The chemical, also known as #PFOS or #PFOA, is what gave Teflon its non-stick properties.
Both #3M and DuPont were well aware of the health hazards associated with C8. But that didn’t stop DuPont from dumping the toxic chemical into local waterways, where it made its way into public drinking water and subsequently sickened thousands of people, and ultimately killing many of them.