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Stain-resistant, nonstick, waterproof, and lethal : the hidden dangers of C8

Author: Callie Lyons
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
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"The first members of the public to hear about C8, in 2002, were the residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, whose water supplies were found to contain detectable amounts as the result of emissions from the DuPont Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. As a result, in 2003 the EPA announced it was launching a multi-agency review of the manmade chemical, which became the largest investigation of its kind.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Callie Lyons
ISBN: 9780275994525 027599452X
OCLC Number: 77716562
Description: x, 191 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : PFOA 101 --
The Tennant farm, Washington, West Virginia --
Dupont Washington Works and the history of C8 --
Dupont Washington Works : a history of contamination --
Welcome to Little Hocking, Ohio : the most C8-contaminated place on earth --
The conspiratorial bureaucracies --
The environmental working group --
The federal investigation --
The class action lawsuit and the groundbreaking C8 health project --
Dr. Emmett's alarming study --
3M and the Scotchgard phaseout --
Strange science --
The canary in the coal mine : polymer fume fever --
A growing controversy --
Known pathways to human exposure --
The slowly dwindling future of C8.
Responsibility: Callie Lyons.
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"It's everywhere. It's toxic. And it lasts forever." This statement, made by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2003, refers to a little-known but ubiquitous chemical compound C8. This book tells  Read more...

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"Callie Lyons details the slippery history of a Teflon toxin." - Mother Jones "She's a warrior against environmental pollution and a fighter for public health." - Ohio News Network "The chemistry and Read more...

 
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good, this book is usefull.  The first members of the public to hear about C8, in 2002, were the residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, whose water supplies were found to...
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