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[–] selpai 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

Yup, this is what companies do. The worst is when they try to spread around the effect as much as possible, because if everyone is sick then no one is; or rather it's so much harder to prove that they are when the effect is ubiquitous.

It's worse for your pets, small animals, than it is for you. That's what you have to keep in mind. If you have birds in the room, cooking with Teflon pans can literally kill them, just form the fumes.

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[–] Mother_Lover 1 points 41 points (+42|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yep, it's like the world during leaded gasoline. The gas companies would say, "Look, this is a normal amount of lead found in any river! Just look at all the other rivers!"

It wasn't until someone drilled into 400-year old sea ice in the arctic that they figured out, no, those weren't normal levels of lead.

Fun fact, since they banned leaded gasoline the concentration of lead in children's blood has dropped by more than 98%. But for more than 40 years big oil tried to convince everybody that those levels were normal. One would be naive to think this same shit isn't happening constantly even today.

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[–] CyrexCore2k 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

You should probably learn how to spell "lead". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead

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[–] SomeoneOnTheInternet 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I wonder how Gluten or dairy plays into this.

So many people have gluten/dairy sensitivity that shows up from minor things like runny nose, seasonal allergies, or skin irritation to major things like eczema, IBS and even schizophrenia.

And if you tell people that it "could be the gluten/dairy" they look at you funny, since everyone eats these things, "there's no way they are making anyone sick"

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's the major down side of capatalism

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[–] pushthis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

increase in lead injestion is linked to higher crime rates 22years after said injestion on average.

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[–] arrjayjee 2 points 23 points (+25|-2) ago 

Nah, we just need to cut regulations and red tape and let the free market determine what safe levels of chemicals are. /s

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[–] femtogression 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Of course our regulators and governments are corrupt and captured adding fuel to that fire.

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[–] Broc_Lia 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Right, because it's just corporate organisations that are corrupt. Once you take all those humans and put them in a government organisation they become little angels who raise stray kittens and bake cookies for starving orphans.

And, of course, DuPont were regulated. The government either colluded with them to hide this evidence or didn't do their job. Would a voluntary regulation agency (who's job depends on finding this stuff out) be more likely to do their job? Probably.

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[–] cynoclast 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

As someone who grew up in chemical valley, I can attest. Had blood tested for C8 and yes it was found.

Fuck these fucking fucks.

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[–] yergi 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Since I have been a child, this was considered common knowledge in my parts. Iron skillets only.

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[–] Thegreatandpowerfulr 5 points 6 points (+11|-5) ago 

Teflon is OK and completely inert, C8 is used to make teflon and is not.

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[–] FriedFood100 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

people cook with this stuff on their pans, yikes!

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[–] Mylon 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

This article is about a related chemical. C8 is not Teflon. The coverup though, that's the real story.

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[–] FriedFood100 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

I never said it was teflon.

to smooth out the lumpiness of freshly manufactured Teflon. An unusually durable chemical, C8 first entered the world in 1947 and due to its nonstick and stain-resistant properties its use as a “surfactant” spread with extraordinary speed.

Is this^ not true of the teflon pans and pots? A lot of peoples old pots and pans are still in use.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Not me. Ceramic coated is way better.

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[–] firex726 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Cast iron all the way, bitch!

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[–] HenryCorp [S] 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Yeah, Teflon Nation takes on an additional negative meaning.

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[–] forgetmyname 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

So you're saying a criminal, illegal alien, or terror-watch list member could buy a frying pan with no background check and use it to spread cancer?

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[–] physicscat 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

C8 is not teflon, this article is misleading.

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[–] 3dk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The article itself is informative. The headline should be "For More than 50 Years, DuPont Concealed the Cancer-Causing Properties of Teflon By-Product 'C8', a chemical that does not biodegrade, but bioaccumulates"

It's annoying how someone can write a good article, but then give it a misleading headline, even though they could easily come up with something just as attention grabbing and not misleading. It gives the impression that the person who came up with the headline has no idea about the content of the article, so probably it was an editor who changed it to be more sensational.

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[–] uberbrew 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

The article never says C8 is Teflon.

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[–] Mordy2016 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

A faceless corporation? No I think not. Let us publish the names and as much information as is publicly available about the individuals who made these decisions? Anyone? Here are the current ones. http://www.dupont.com/corporate-functions/our-company/leadership/board-of-directors.html

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well that's great man....that's just fucking great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTifdoKXoxM

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[–] magzy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Fuck these fuckers with the secret of non-stick cooking in stainless steel! http://missvickie.com/howto/cooking101/secret.htm

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