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For DuPont, $1B a Year Rides on Teflon
DuPont disclosed in its SEC filing last week that the company earns $1 billion per year in revenues from the Teflon chemical PFOA or C8. Those revenues could be in danger if EPA decides to regulate the toxic chemical as a result of the agency's lawsuit against DuPont for withholding information about the Teflon chemical's health effects. DuPont also faces a criminal investigation involving the Teflon chemical, which is in the blood of 95 percent of Americans, never breaks down in the environment, and has been linked to cancer and birth defects.