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Study of Rivers Shows C8 Can Travel Long Distances in the Environment

March 11, 2013

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A study of rivers reveals that a man-made industrial surfactant is present in bodies of water all over the world. The chemical of concern is known by the trade name C8. Scientists call it perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA.  It has been the subject of a class action lawsuit in the Mid-Ohio Valley brought against DuPont by […]

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Study Suggests Pregnant Mothers Exposed to C8 May Transfer It To Their Unborn Children

March 8, 2013

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A chemical of concern because of its toxicity, C8 crosses the placenta of exposed mothers, contaminating the blood of unborn babies – and a recent study suggests that process begins early in pregnancy. C8 is DuPont’s trade name for PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid, an industrial surfactant used to make Teflon and many other household products.  The substance […]

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C8 Public Meetings Scheduled for Little Hocking and Chester, Ohio

March 6, 2013

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If you have been drinking water contaminated with C8, do you know how to protect your family for the future? Marietta attorney Ethan Vessels is championing the rights of the individual and educating impacted people about the contamination that infiltrated several Mid Ohio Valley water supplies as the result of manufacturing processes at DuPont Washington […]

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C8 Exposure Associated with Prostate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer According to Study

February 27, 2013

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A recent study indicates that prostate cancer and ovarian cancer may be associated with C8 exposure.  However, the strongest evidence demonstrates a link between C8 contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley with kidney and testicular cancer in residents. The cancer study, which appeared in the January 8 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the relationship between […]

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Medical Monitoring To Be Made Available for Mid-Ohio Valley Residents Who Drank Water Contaminated by C8

February 25, 2013

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Medical monitoring will soon be available to Mid-Ohio Valley residents who have been drinking water contaminated with an industrial surfactant from DuPont Washington Works commonly known as C8. People who live in six communities in Ohio and West Virginia along the Ohio River may have been exposed to C8, also known as PFOA or perfluorooctanoic […]

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Probable Link Between Ulcerative Colitis, Thyroid Disease and C8 Contamination in Mid-Ohio Valley

February 18, 2013

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Residents and employees of the Mid-Ohio Valley, who live in the region of Washington Works, an E.I. DuPont plant in northwestern West Virginia, received “probable link” verification concerning potential exposure to a dangerous chemical emitted from the plant and both ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) and thyroid disease. This was the third in a series […]

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C8 Public Meetings Scheduled in Southeast Ohio Communities by Local Attorney

February 17, 2013

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Marietta Attorney Ethan Vessels is a native of Ohio. After graduating from West Point, serving as an officer in the United States Army and graduating from the Ohio State University School of Law, he settled in Marietta, Ohio and has lived in that Southeast Ohio community with his family for over 10 years. The story […]

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C8 Science Panel Found Link to Pregnancy Ailments

February 8, 2013

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Residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, who live in the region close to Parkersburg, WV, may have been unknowingly exposed to a dangerous chemical that was emitted from a manufacturing facility in the area and is causing pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) (high blood pressure) and preeclampsia, a specific type of PIH, in members of the population there. […]

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First Series of C8 Reports Found Links to Kidney Cancer and Testicular Cancer

January 21, 2013

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The C8 Science Panel delivered the first in a series of four reports on April 16, 2012 concluding there is a probable link between C8 and kidney cancer and testicular cancer among residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley whose water was contaminated by a manufacturing plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The report also stated that a […]

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Stepladder and Stool Combination Recalled as Injuries Climb

December 19, 2012

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A stepladder and stepstool combination, sold only at The Home Depot, has been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Several injuries were reported when users attempted to extend the two-foot stepstool into a six-foot ladder and fell in the process. Injuries reported to date range from scrapes and contusions to a fractured […]

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