PFOA - Perfluorooctanoic Acid - PFOA Concerns Regarding Exposure & Products Such As Dupont Teflon:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Panel Declares PFOA to be a "Likely" Carcinogen
New: California Governor Vetoes PFOA Ban So That Review System May Be Implemented.

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PFOA stands for Perfluorooctanoic Acid, a man-made chemical which does not occur naturally in the environment. PFOA (also known as "C8") is used by companies, such as DuPont (Teflon®, Stainmaster®, Scotchguard®), to make fluoro-polymers for use in non-stick cookware and all-weather clothing.

Recently, scientists have found great concern, however, as levels of PFOA have been commonly found in many in humans accross the globe and concerns abound around how exposure to PFOA could affect peoples' health.

Thus the reason for the creation of this website. Our goal as scientists and concerned citizens is to both better understand this important chemical and to assess the possible risks and concerns of the global exposure to this potentially unhealthy substance.

The links provided regarding Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) reflects the latest discussion within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States. It is hoped that the links provided throughout this site may be used to better inform you about PFOA's and help you in determining their level of risk. There is no doubt the growing number of news reports on this subject will continue to grow and that more and more of the general public will begin to share in this concern.

What are the uses of PFOA?
Why is the world now taking notice?
What action is being taken?
Can consumers reduce exposure to PFOA?
How do people get exposed to PFOA?
What products contain PFOA?
Are there reasonable alternatives to the use of PFOA?
What companies manufacture PFOA?
Is PFOA present in drinking water, food or air?
Where will the discussion of these concerns go from here?