C8 Study Results Released Today

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Updated Mon, Dec 5, 2011 11:04 am

Update 10:40 a.m. A study of residents living near a DuPont plant near Parkersburg suggests a possible link between a chemical and hypertension among pregnant women.

 
A three-member C8 Science Panel released the study today in Parkersburg on reproductive issues associated with the chemical, also called perfluorooctanoic acid.
 
Researchers interviewed 15,000 women from the Mid-Ohio Valley in 2009 and 2010 who had participated in earlier C8 studies
 
The panel says it didn't find a link between C8 and pre-term birth, low birthweights and miscarriages.
 
The panel was named as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Mid-Ohio Valley residents against DuPont that claimed C8 contaminated water supplies in Ohio and West Virginia. DuPont uses C8 at its Washington Works plant.
 
DuPont says it doesn't believe C8 causes pregnancy-induced hypertension.

 

A science panel studying the possible health effects of a chemical used at a DuPont plant near Parkersburg is due to release its findings on whether there is a

link between C8 and human disease.

The three-member C8 Science Panel plans to discuss its studies of the chemical, also called perfluorooctanoic acid, during a public meeting today in Parkersburg. The report will cover reproductive issues.

The panel was named in 2005 as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Mid-Ohio Valley residents against DuPont that claimed C8 contaminated water supplies in Ohio and West Virginia. DuPont uses C8 at its Washington Works plant.

DuPont says the chemical isn't harmful to human health.
 

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