Why PFOA is Banned by the European Union

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a man-made chemical used to make fluoropolymer products and coatings that are resistant to heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. Until 2013, PFOA was best known for use in the process of making Teflon, a nonstick coating for cookware and other applications. The largest use of PFOA in recent decades is…

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