Published Mon, Dec 5, 2011 4:45 am Dateline
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 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.