While the dangers of PFOA and PFOS are widely known, very little is known about the other chemicals in their class, PFAS.
As an expert on perfluorinated chemicals, Professor John Giesy was in a position to help 3M keep damaging papers out of the scientific literature.
The U.S. military is spending billions to clean up drinking water contaminated with toxic firefighting foam while continuing to use dangerous new formulas.
DuPont introduced GenX in 2009 to replace PFOA, also known as C8, a chemical it had used for decades to make Teflon and other products.
Republicans on the House Science Committee are accusing Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, of lobbying.
Resistance to Michael Dourson's nomination is coming from red states that have been directly harmed by chemicals he defended on behalf of industry.
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.
GenX was engineered to replace PFOA, a toxic industrial chemical used to make Teflon. Now GenX has seeped into water in West Virginia and North Carolina.
Michael Dourson’s company was picked by DuPont for its ability to “assemble a package and then sell this to EPA, or whomever we desired.”
A toxic chemical used to make Teflon has been detected in the drinking water in Wilmington, North Carolina, and in surface waters in Ohio and West Virginia.