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Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer
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Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer

Federal lawsuits claim chemical giant knowingly contaminated drinking water with C8, used to make Teflon CINCINNATI — “The lawsuits, filed Oct. 8 and this week, are among about 50 such cases — including one alleging wrongful death — filed against DuPont since April, when a court-appointed science panel found probable […]

Ohioans’ lawsuits blame diseases on DuPont
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Ohioans’ lawsuits blame diseases on DuPont

26 lawsuits here cite chemical that plant discharged into river COLUMBUS — “High levels of C8 have been found in water supplies near the plant along the Ohio River, and residents of the area have been fighting with DuPont about the contamination for more than a decade. A science panel […]

New studies raise more questions about C8
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New studies raise more questions about C8

CHARLESTON, WV — “There are two new studies out this week that raise more questions about the dangers of DuPont Co.’s chemical, C8. First, there’s this paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, concluding: This study suggests an association between PFC exposure and juvenile asthma. Due to widespread exposure […]

Lawsuit filed in Athens County moves to federal court
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Lawsuit filed in Athens County moves to federal court

ATHENS — “A personal injury lawsuit filed in Athens County against a local manufacturing company moved to federal court last month. The lawsuit, filed by an Athens resident, John Wright, against DuPont, a chemical manufacturing company, was moved to the federal court on Dec. 27. DuPont owns and operates the […]

C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says
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C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says

CHARLESTON, WV — “A panel investigating the potential dangers of C8 has concluded that exposure is probably linked to high cholesterol in humans, adding to the list of health impacts from the DuPont Co. chemical. The C8 Science Panel’s latest finding adds to the conclusions of the group, which had […]

Children near DuPont plant exposed to more PFOA than moms.
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Children near DuPont plant exposed to more PFOA than moms.

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Children living near DuPont’s plant in West Virginia are exposed to much higher concentrations of an industrial chemical than their mothers, according to a newly published study. Children under 5, who are exposed from drinking water as well as their mothers’ breast milk, had 44 percent more […]

C8 science panel finds link to human disease
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C8 science panel finds link to human disease

PARKERSBURG, WV — “There is a link between C8 exposure and human disease, according to the C8 Science Panel who released their first set of probable link findings this week. The panel determined that there is a link between exposure to PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid, and pregnancy-induced hypertension. This is […]

EPA proposes monitoring, regulations for C8 (PFOA)
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EPA proposes monitoring, regulations for C8 (PFOA)

MARIETTA — “The US EPA has proposed regulations for public water systems that would require testing for C8 or PFOA and other perfluorochemicals. The agency plans to set the reporting level for C8 at 0.02 parts per billion. C8, also known as PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid, has been found in […]

Calling all C8 study participants
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Calling all C8 study participants

PARKERSBURG, WV — “Before it can complete the current portion of its study, the C8 Science Panel needs participants to respond for a follow up interview. Monday, Dr. Kyle Steenland, a member of the science panel determining whether there’s a link between C8 and human disease, held a conference in […]

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West Virginia University study links chemical C8 to high cholesterol in children, teens

CHARLESTON, WV — “Children and teens exposed to higher amounts of the toxic chemical C8 appear to be more likely to have elevated cholesterol levels, according to a landmark new study published by researchers from West Virginia University. The study also found that some increases in cholesterol may occur at […]