You've probably heard of Teflon, the non-stick chemical they put on cooking items, and on carpets to help prevent stains. Well, it can be deadly. Studies led to the conclusion that Teflon is a risk to you, and your pet bird. You see, when Teflon gets heated to a certain extent, it gives off gases, and if your pet bird breathes it in, the results usually lead to death for your beloved pet. This will sometimes give you flu like symptoms, but if you are pregnant, your baby can have life threatening diseases.
In 1981, a woman named Sue Bailey, who worked in a Teflon factory mixing chemicals to make Teflon, had a baby boy and named him Bucky. The baby had only one nostril and a deformed right eye. The doctors told her not to get attached to him because he probably wouldn't make it through the night, but thankfully he lived. Now, reporters have found reports saying that all of Sues fellow workers who have had children have had babies either with a deformed eye or one nostril.
"I've never, ever felt normal. You can't feel normal when you walk outside and every single person looks at you. And it's not that look of 'he's famous' or 'he's rich,' " Bucky said. "It's that look of 'he's different.' You can see it in their eyes."
What do you think America can do to help prevent others from having kids like Bucky?