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Halogenated Hydrocarbon

The Chemical Marketplace: PFOA

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Microwave popcorn bags are often designed with a coating of fluorotelomers, which, when exposed to high temperatures, break down into PFOAs.

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.