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There are more than nine million known organic compounds including hydrocarbon fuels, proteins, fats, sugars, cellulose, pesticides, dyes and more. Most are naturally occurring. But many are synthetically manufactured, with some highly detrimental to the environment and/or to human health. One notorious example, DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane or C14H9Cl5) was developed as the first of the modern synthetic insecticides in the 1940s. the well documented adverse effects of this compound was one of the founding events that spurred the environmental movement
Humans are exposed to a myriad of chemicals – in air, water, food, cosmetics, toys, carpets, paints and more as these series of articles explore.
TEFLON – IS IT SAFE? By Allan Maynard March 4, 2021 This was part of my breakfast a few mornings ago. And yes – it’s in a Teflon frying pan. It’s so easy – a tiny (well maybe not too tiny) dollop of butter, crack the egg in, flip after partial frying and out slides the perfect over medium fried egg. But – is Teflon safe? Because I am an environmental...