May 19, 2009

Teflon lawsuit didn't stick

Catching up on some of the twitter news I encountered last week, one is a May 1 ruling from Judge Ronald Longstaff in Iowa that said DuPont is off the hook with its Teflon case.

DuPont said the Des Moines, Iowa, federal court dismissed a consolidated group of 22 cases filed on behalf of consumers who purchased cookware with Teflon® non-stick coating.

The 4-year old suit alleged Teflon-coated cookwares when heated to normal cooking temperatures release toxic particles particularly perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that pose a health risk to consumers.

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