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Replacement chemical for C8 being studied amid similar health concerns

Since 2012, first Dupont and now Chemours have used the replacement chemical GenX at plants in the United States and elsewhere to make non-stick Teflon and other products. This plant is in Wilmington, Delaware. (Credit: Wilmington News Journal/USA Today Network)

COLUMBUS — “Scientists and activists who fought DuPont to stop the use of C8 sense deja vu with the spinoff company, Chemours, and GenX, a chemical that replaced C8.

European officials announced that they will begin an intensive investigation of the compound next month.

Since 2012, DuPont, and now Chemours, has been using GenX at plants in the United States and elsewhere to make non-stick Teflon and other products.

Critics say GenX is no safer than C8 — also known as perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA — which DuPont used for decades before investigations and lawsuits involving the chemical forced the company to halt production.”

— Earl Rinehart, Columbus Dispatch

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