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DuPont vs. the World: Why You Should be very afraid of Teflon.

How the U.S. Chemical Giant Covered Up Health Risks of Teflon Contamination Across the Globe

Mr. Bucky Bailey - a Teflon victim

The new documentary “The Devil We Know,” looks at how former DuPont employees, residents and lawyers took on the chemical giant to expose the danger of the chemical C8, found in Teflon and countless household products—from stain- and water-resistant apparel to microwave popcorn bags to dental floss.

DuPont had a secret it never told the American public or many of its own workers: C8 is highly toxic. But that didn’t stop them from discharging C8 into the waterways around its manufacturing plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It’s now been linked to six diseases, including testicular and kidney cancers. The chemical has been used so widely, it’s now in the bloodstream of 99 percent of Americans, even newborn babies. And the chemical is bioresistant, meaning it does not break down.

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