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Slick compound targeted as possible carcinogen

That stuff in your saucepan may be killing you, and it’s not your mother’s cooking.
That was the claim made by experts in a hearing last week in Sacramento. State experts in a little-known group called the Carcinogen Identification Committee met to consider a chemical known as PFOA, which is most commonly used in non-stick and stain-resistant surfaces, including DuPont’s Teflon. Executives from DuPont told the hearing that PFOA was neither carcinogenic nor more worthy of investigation than other chemicals currently on the radar of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
“The many health studies that have been conducted thus far


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