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DuPont Agrees to Reduce Use of Teflon Chemical

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DuPont Agrees to Reduce Use of Teflon Chemical

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DuPont Agrees to Reduce Use of Teflon Chemical

DuPont Agrees to Reduce Use of Teflon Chemical

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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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