Mar 14

Don’t use anything containing Teflon.


Major Chemical Company ‘Poisoned Water Supply’ for 50 Years (Natural Society, March 9, 2015):

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the chemical company Dupont by residents of West Virginia after being poisoned with a chemical called C8. The plaintiffs seek damages from Dupont for contaminating their drinking water.

DuPont has a habit of poisoning people – as many chemical companies do. The company has been sued hundreds of times for contamination both the environment and humankind. The chemical C8 is used to make the product Teflon, which can cause liver, prostate, and testicular cancer. Dupont was aware of this danger for a long time, but continued to use it in the manufacturing of products anyway.

As early as the 1950s, Dupont knew just how dangerous C8 could be to human beings. In the name of profit, white collar criminals decided to ignore the facts.

DuPont dumped C8 chemicals into two local aquifers, whereupon West Virginia residents have been drinking the poisoned water for years. Continue reading »

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Sep 03


‘Tough as Teflon’?  How stupid can they get?

There is some truth here, in regards to Teflon:

Teflon Is Forever (Mother Jones):

Teflon, it turns out, gets its nonstick properties from a toxic, nearly indestructible chemical called pfoa, or perfluorooctanoic acid. Used in thousands of products from cookware to kids’ pajamas to takeout coffee cups, pfoa is a likely human carcinogen, according to a science panel commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency.


In two to five minutes on a conventional stovetop, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces can exceed temperatures at which the coating breaks apart and emits toxic particles and gases linked to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pet bird deaths and an unknown number of human illnesses each year, according to tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

DuPont claims that its coating remains intact indefinitely at 500°F. Experiences of consumers whose birds have died from fumes generated at lower temperatures show that this is not the case. In one case researchers at the University of Missouri documented the death of about 1,000 broiler chicks exposed to offgas products from coated heat lamps at 396°F.

Teflon is toxic and destroys your health.

And investing into this toxic BS market will eventually destroy your financial health.

The Barron’s “Cover” Is Back (ZeroHedge, Sep 1, 2012):

Just when all hope was gone that the market has lost all connection with newsflow, discounting, or fundamentals, and all that mattered was how loudly this or that head of printing could jaw(or finger)bone stocks up, here comes that patron saint of all contrarian indicators, the Barron’s cover, and Tough as Teflon.” Or at least this was before central planning. Nowadays, every downtick is a catalyst to buy, as it has become a well known fact that even a 0.1% drop in the market is not only a catalyst for widespread panic, but also grounds for immediate promises of endless easing by any and all Goldman affiliated central banks (that would be all of them).

Source: Barrons

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