Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Findings Expected Monday

The C8 Science Panel will release their next set of probable link findings on Monday morning in Vienna, West Virginia. Health concerns to be addressed include diabetes and cancer.

The panel of three epidemiologists are wrapping up their work, which will determine the outcome of the Mid Ohio Valley class action lawsuit brought by residents against DuPont over the presence of the manufacturing substance, PFOA, in their public water supplies.

The term “probable link” is court terminology, not scientific jargon. Specifically, the C8 Science Panel was convened for the purpose of determining whether, given the available scientific evidence, there is "more likely than not" a connection between PFOA exposure and human disease in class members.

In December, the panel released their conclusion that there was an association between C8 exposure and pregnancy induced hypertension.  The panel is scheduled to release all of their findings by the end of July.

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