In 1946, DuPont introduced Teflon to the world, changing millions of people’s lives – and polluting their bodies. Today, the family of compounds including Teflon, commonly called PFAS, is found not only in pots and pans but also in the blood of people around the world, including 99 percent of Americans. PFAS chemicals pollute water, do not break down, and remain in the environment and people for decades. Some scientists call them “forever chemicals."

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Suspected industrial discharges of PFAS

A new EWG analysis found dramatic increases to an earlier estimate of the number of manufacturers and users of the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS that may be releasing PFAS into the environment, including drinking water sources.

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EWG talks to Rob Bilott, author of "Exposure"

We sat down with Rob Bilott to discuss his new book, "Exposure".

"Exposure" tells the story of Rob’s fight to expose DuPont’s coverup of Teflon’s dangers and get justice for victims of the PFAS contamination.It was Rob's work in Parkersburg, W.V., that revealed DuPont had been contaminating the drinking water of tens of thousands of people with PFOA, a chemical formerly used to make Teflon, near a DuPont plant.

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