Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe

The chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe, according to a federal study that had been previously blocked from publication.

The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released the study on PFAS chemicals Wednesday, reported. It said the chemicals are dangerous at levels around 10 times lower than the EPA's advised exposure of 70 parts per trillion.

The DuPont Co., which used the chemicals to create non-stick products such as Teflon, now faces thousands of lawsuits from people living near its Parkersburg-area Washington Works plant who say their water was contaminated. The chemicals have been linked to cancer, immune effects and adverse developmental effects on fetuses during pregnancy.

Lawmakers had urged the EPA in May to publish the study after Politico reported it had been blocked. Politico said the Trump administration blocked the study, concerned that it could result in a "public relations nightmare."

Before it was released, the state's U.S. senators —Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelley Moore Capito—had urged the EPA to come forward with the study.

Manchin said Wednesday that the study paved the way for "additional steps to address these issues in West Virginia and continue to pursue a definitive rule that sets maximum limits on these chemicals."

Capito said the report was "critical to ensuring the health of West Virginians."


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Jun 23, 2018
The only surprise will be if any of the corporate bureaucraps will be held accountable for poisoning the workers, their families and their community, Including everyone using the water-supply that has been contaminated.

Certainly no surprise the the trumpster-fire admin trying to cover up and deliberately lying against verifiable scientific facts.

The ironic part is? The most likely scapegoats will be the regulators. More fake-conservative hypocrisy. Those fairytails will blame the regulatory agency for simultaneously revealing and not revealing this ongoing environmental disaster.

The fake-libertarians will punish a regulator or two while purging the agency of anyone brave enough to stand up for the Public's Health and Safety.

And all this as the GOP continues to embezzle public funding by destroying Obamacare and pillaging public health services.

GOP, Hah!
Gruesomely Odious Pederasts who never met a criminal activity they would not participate in.

Jun 23, 2018
Toxic at 7pp TRILLION eh! Studies can "Prove" anything that the researchers desire to prove given enough money from the Socialists and the lawyers. The anti-corporate agenda continues to grow unchecked. DuPont will spend billions defending itself from the greedy lawyers and the ignorant public will continue to wonder why they are unable to support their families due to the high cost of living.

Jun 23, 2018
I'm surprised Pruitt allowed it to be published. Must have missed that one while he was denying global warming.

Meanwhile, the PR "nightmare" must be carcinogenic and interferes with immune system development in babies. Right? Right? If only.

Sure glad they only manufacture teflon in the Dirty East. Personally I am extremely careful with teflon cookware; I never fry in it. Sautee only. PFOA is nasty.

Jun 23, 2018


Sure glad they only manufacture teflon in the Dirty East. Personally I am extremely careful with teflon cookware; I never fry in it. Sautee only. PFOA is nasty.


Sadly, DS, this isn't at all the case --this group of chemicals were used in various industrial and manufacturing processes all around the country.

Check with the Environmental Working Group(EWG.org) to see if any contamination is known in your area.

Jun 23, 2018
Well I haven't got liver cancer yet so I guess I'm OK. Although it appears they're trying. Prolly figure it will fix the healthcare crisis.

Jun 23, 2018
Every time I see one of these 'corrections', I think about going into the Wal Mart store and immediately being knocked back by a strong chemical smell. It was the Ortho pesticides again. Another glass bottle knocked off a 2 foot high shelf, saturating the floor, under the shelving and the poor teenage told to mop it up. Law suits later, some Wal Mart stores are closed and NO, they are not storages for a coming climate catastrophe, our catastrophe is already here.

Jun 24, 2018
This is very similar to the Dow Corning silicone scare a few years back. That was also "Proven" and then debunked years later after the lawyers skimmed off billions from the company.

Jun 24, 2018
Umm wut particular use of silicones are you lying about today, @MR?

Jun 25, 2018
MR666, okay you have convinced me that Dow Corning's brigade of overpaid lawyers have been robbing their stockholders blind..

I would hope that as if you were a responsible citizen? That you have reported the evidence you have collected during your investigation? To the proper authorities.

That the DC shareholders can be reimbursed for all the wealth siphoned from them by the DC attorneys.

Jun 25, 2018
Toxic at 7pp TRILLION eh! -MR166

This appears to be an argument based solely on incredulity. Considering that many hormones are at concentrations in the parts per trillion range, the odds are overwhelming that other chemicals can produce large effects at these concentrations, especially those that mimic hormones.

Jun 25, 2018
The only surprise will be if any of the corporate bureaucraps will be held accountable for poisoning the workers, their families and their community, Including everyone using the water-supply that has been contaminated... the the trumpster-fire admin trying to cover up and deliberately lying against verifiable scientific facts


"A group of major business leaders endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday in the wake of back-to-back speeches extolling her economic vision and slamming that of her opponent, Donald Trump... Ellen Kullman, Former Chair and CEO of DuPont... Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Corning Incorporated..."

-Guess theyre disappointed as well. And nervous.

Jun 25, 2018
And you all worried that She couldn't play nice with the big boys!

Cracks me up. That the whiners who wring their hands over Hilary's perceived faults? Are the same hypocrites ignoring Donald's litany of criminal and treasonous activities.

To quote Putin's favorite saying "Пошел ты, если не можешь шутить!"

Jun 25, 2018
".....Donald's litany of criminal and treasonous activities."

Yea like trying to keep out MS13 gang members by securing the border right RR!

Jun 25, 2018
I didn't know there were any brown babies in MS13.

Jun 25, 2018
Meanwhile, back on topic, it seems Dupont is involved in another questionable dumping of toxic chemicals. If we're going to treat corporations as persons I guess we should make sure we can put them in prison when they poison people. How exactly is that supposed to work? Any Libertardians got a suggestion?

Jun 26, 2018
"I didn't know there were any brown babies in MS13. "

Da the writings of Cloward and Pivin show the plan for Europe and the USA. They want to flood western capitalistic economic systems with the poor and create a collapse. From the ashes a new government controlled system will be created. A one world government is not out of the question. Europe will be there soon if the people continue to allow it. Here is hoping that Trump will save the US from the same fate.

Jun 26, 2018
https://www.zeroh...oros-era

Here's hoping the plan can be stopped and nations are able to retain their own identities and cultures.

Jun 26, 2018
"Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe"

-soon to be followed by "Federal study: Chemicals safe at levels EPA thought toxic"

Jun 26, 2018
Nothing like a nice conspiracy theory to justify your racism, huh?

Jun 26, 2018
Da why do you think that the ME wars INCREASED under Obama instead of decreasing? It is all part of the plan to destroy western governments. BTW enforcing existing immigration laws is not raciest. If the people want to vote for open borders then let them end the law. When a government enforces only the laws that the party in power wants to enforce it ceases to be a valid government. Executive orders are an exception to that rule since congress has the duty and power to vote them down if they are deemed improper.

Jun 26, 2018
Catch and release is an invitation to violate the law. The asylum ploy is not valid since the families could just as well seek asylum in Mexico but do not. Each year tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are sent across our border and the left does not consider that to be separating families. That is child abuse. The hypocrisy is astounding. BTW there is nothing in the constitution that grants automatic citizenship to a child of a non-citizen born on US soil. That is a very recent law, the 60s I think. The idea of granting citizenship to the child of a pregnant tourist that gives birth here makes little or no sense.

Jun 26, 2018
I didn't know there were any brown babies in MS13

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that officials have recently captured five children who were carrying enough fentenayl to kill "millions of people."

"Sessions was speaking to School Resource Officers in Reno, Nevada, when he said that cartels are using the kids to transport massive amounts of drugs across the border.

""These drug cartels know our laws and take advantage of our generosity. They are only too happy to use children to smuggle their drugs as well," he said."

"Sessions claimed that MS-13 is exploiting the kids, and the administration's policy was an effort to protect them."

Jun 26, 2018
This is just like the DDT fraud. Fraudulent research ended the use of DDT. This in turn resulted in the death of millions of Africans.

Jun 26, 2018
Remember that Bush 1 was that director of the CIA before he became president. That was the start of the ME destabilization. Excluding Bill Clinton all of the presidents have escalated the situation. Trump has maintained the status quo so far but as least he decreased the power of the Obama funded ISIS terrorists. I hope that he exits the ME. Is this a conspiracy theory or a real New World Order (Bush1 quote) revolution? You be the judge.

Jun 26, 2018
Jeff Sessions is a skilled racist. Notice how he uses the alleged actions of a few to cast fear, uncertainty, and doubt on an entire class of people.

Jun 26, 2018
As long as you loons are discussing conspiracy theories? Here is my lunacy. You are all part of the Uranus Conspiracy! For centuries, intent on concealing the war between the Marsupials and the Dionaea for domination of our Hollow Flat Earth.

MR666 "...Here's hoping the plan can be stopped and nations are able to retain their own identities and cultures...."

Mighty generous of you MR666, to give back all the land stolen from the Indigenous First Nations and then stolen from the Mexicans and Hawaiians. And to pay restitution to all the Africans you have grievously wronged and injured.

Unless of course your just another altright fairytail of the trumpster fire claque? Liars, hypocrites and quislings.

By the standards of my kin? None of you are white enough or American enough to be acceptable on this continent. Go back to your feudal overlord and take back your ancestral profession as a honeybucket hauler.

And leave the poor damn sheep alone, you deviants!


Jun 26, 2018
Jeff Sessions is a skilled racist. Notice how he uses the alleged actions of a few to cast fear, uncertainty, and doubt on an entire class of people
What makes you think its a few? Conversely, note how reverse racist libs ignore the peril that open borders puts this country in just because some of these illegals might just need asylum instead of free healthcare and jobs. And new victims.

Once illegals set foot onto US soil they are protected by US law, and due process. With the wall, they cant get in and like trump says, will have to come in LEGALLY.

Whats WRONG with that???

The travel ban just got approved. Yay. But all jihadis have to do is wend their way through mexico and across our border like any other illegal.

So WHEN we get the wall things will begin to make a lot more sense.

Jun 26, 2018
So your alternative to imprisoning brown babies is open borders? You're lying again, @MR.

Jun 26, 2018
Americans are just guinea pigs for big chem/pharm corporations. And, why not, since retarded GOP/Trump supporters are not just born they must also be "nurtured" to ensure they make the "grade".

Jun 27, 2018
Europe is ceding its society to mass immigration. Their institutions will soon be overrun by a runaway welfare state and social unrest caused by clashing cultures. This is a textbook example of the ability of a subverted educational system and media to brainwash a population. The US on the other hand appears to be resisting the programming and is just starting to resist the subversion.

Jun 27, 2018
The US political system is is in upheaval. A new radical left is emerging that considers the old progressive left to be almost right wing. Meanwhile Trump is making their collective heads explode by supporting the rule of law thus energizing the conservative right.

Jun 28, 2018
Oh MR666, you are such a hysterically histrionic satirist. "Rule of Law"?!? By the Bogus POTUS as Pimp Putin's Whore of Babylon.

That you can even type such blatantly false nonsense as you have is a chilling indictment of your lack of moral character.

"Rule of Law" by the GOP?!? (Grasping Odious Pederasts) The Party has that never met a source of corruption they could not embrace. Lasciviously, salaciously, fallaciously and maliciously.

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