Can doctors do for Teflon what they did for lead? In the 70s, industry tried to convince us that lead was still fine. It took a lot of hard work from Dr. Phil Landrigan and others to get laws passed that limited lead levels in paint and gas. Now, new studies have emerged that find PFOAs–the toxic Teflon chemical–are much more dangerous than originally thought. Will our government listen?
I lived on popcorn in college. Air popped, microwaved, movie-theater, flavored—I didn’t care. It was what I munched while doing something else. And I didn’t much think about the health impacts of my favorite crunch. But once I did a little research, I was shocked. Popcorn can be the healthiest snack out there—and it can kill you.*