After ignoring numerous warnings from independent scientists for years,
the "nonstick" chemical used in Teflon has now officially
been categorized as a "likely carcinogen" by the U.S. government’s
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA scientists found four different
types of tumors in lab animals exposed to the chemical. The agency announced
it plans to collect millions of dollars in fines from DuPont, the maker
of Teflon, for concealing studies indicating related health and environmental
risks for over two decades.