Panel introduces medical monitoring plan in C8 case

The West Virginia Record
May 28, 2013 11:48 AM
By John O’Brien

PARKERSBURG – The panel created as a result of a Wood County lawsuit against DuPont has released its recommended medical monitoring protocols for individuals exposed to a chemical known as C8.

On May 23, the panel’s plan was filed in a lawsuit that alleged DuPont contaminated drinking water around its Washington Works plant in Wood County with Perfluorooctanoic acide, also known as PFOA or C8.

The C8 Medical Panel was created as part of a 2005 settlement. The C8 Science Panel, also created by the settlement, has previously linked C8 exposure to kidney cancer, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, hypercholesterolemia and pregnancy-induced hypertension, including preeclampsia.[More…]

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