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Despite clear dangers, DuPont kept using a toxic chemical
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Despite clear dangers, DuPont kept using a toxic chemical

NEW YORK, NY — “In the case of PFOA, DuPont brazenly dumped its toxic waste into a creek that ran through a pasture where farmers grazed and watered their cows, causing grotesque malformations and deaths among the animals. Meanwhile, the company hid evidence that the chemical had contaminated the local […]

Poisoning the well
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Poisoning the well

Toxic firefighting foam has contaminated U.S. drinking water WARRINGTON, PA — “In 2012, data gathered from plaintiffs in a class-action suit Bilott and others filed against DuPont found that exposure to PFOA was likely linked to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid diseases, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, and preeclampsia. The minimum level […]

The Teflon toxin goes to court
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The Teflon toxin goes to court

COLUMBUS — “DuPont went to court this week, defending its use of C8, the chemical that spread from the company’s Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant into the drinking water of some 80,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio. A jury in Columbus, Ohio, is now hearing the case of Carla Bartlett, a […]

This week crucial for those suing over C8
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This week crucial for those suing over C8

COLUMBUS — “Thousands of Ohio and West Virginia residents who are suing DuPont over life-threatening health problems will be keeping a close eye on federal court in Columbus beginning this week. That’s when a barrage of court filings is expected to be filed in Bartlett v. E.I. du Pont De […]

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 […]

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Panel says C8 likely linked to diseases

CHARLESTON, WV — “A science panel has found probable links between mid-Ohio Valley residents’ exposure to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia and both thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, attorneys for the residents said yesterday. The C8 Science Panel also […]

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Higher PFOA exposure increases risk of thyroid disease in children

OHIO VALLEY — “Children living downstream of a chemical plant on the Ohio River drink in their water and carry in their blood a stain resistant chemical called PFOA. In one of the first studies of its effects on kids, those with the highest levels are more likely than the […]

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C8 Science Panel links C8 to testicular, kidney cancer

MARIETTA — “An independent panel of three epidemiologists have concluded that exposure to the manufacturing substance known as C8 or PFOA is linked to two types of cancer in Mid Ohio Valley residents. The C8 Science Panel released their new findings on Monday morning. It‘s the latest development in the […]