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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Mapping the PFAS contamination crisis: New data show 2,337 sites in 49 states

The extend of American communities' confirmed contamination with highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS continues to grow at an alarming rate.

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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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