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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 […]

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C8 linked to kidney, testicular cancer

VIENNA, WV — “A three-person team of experts has found a ‘probable link’ between exposure to the chemical C8 and the development of kidney and testicular cancer in humans, the scientific panel announced this morning. Members of the C8 Science Panel made those conclusions in the second set of significant findings […]

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 […]

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Panel links C8 to high blood pressure in pregnancy

VIENNA, WV. — “A three-person team of scientists has found a ‘probable link’ between C8 and high blood pressure among pregnant women, but no such link between exposure to the chemical and other reproductive effects, the team announced Monday. Members of the C8 Science Panel issued the findings, which are […]