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Fighting to ban Teflon-related compounds

August 2008

In response to an intensive education campaign by EWG, the California state assembly passed a bill banning two Teflon-related chemicals -- perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluoroctanic acid (PFOA) -- from use in food packaging such as burger wrapping and pizza boxes. The chemicals have been linked to cancer and developmental problems in children. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill.  

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