PFOA exposure is everywhere and very dangerous to our health. Ohio’s attorney general is seeking damages from Dupont for contamination of natural resources. Unlike specific or class action lawsuits that have focused on specific medical maladies linked to the discharge of toxic substances from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, this lawsuit focuses on environmental impact still unknown in the aquifers and soil of Washington County. A study released in 2012 found probable links between C8 and conditions such as thyroid disease and testicular and kidney cancers. DuPont paid for the study to settle a complaint by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
You can read the full report by Janelle Patterson in the Marietta Times here:
Also in the news this week concerning PFOA’s, Delaware’s governor has authorized the National Guard to help with clean up after high levels of toxic chemicals were discovered in municipal wells. These chemicals are used in a broad range of industrial applications and consumer products, including textiles, food packaging, firefighting foams and metal plating and are known to cause health problems.
The full story from David Yurman here:
Last, but not least, this report on Doctor NDTV, they share the information where their expert Dr Rupali Datta mentions a report from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which states that the chemical coating in microwave bags breaks down into perfluorooctanoic (PFOA), which can be a likely carcinogen. Like I said, it;s everywhere!