The Farmer Who Took On One Of The World's Biggest Chemical Corporations


The Farmer Who Took On One Of The World's Biggest Chemical Corporations

Editor's note: In 1999, Robert Bilott sued E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co, better known as DuPont, on behalf of a West Virginia farmer whose cows were dying. Over the course of that lawsuit, Bilott discovered that DuPont had been using a chemical called PFOA in the production of Teflon for decades, while quietly studying its effects on lab animals and factory workers.