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Panel in Class Action Case Links PFOA to Certain Cancers

11:06 AM MDT | April 24, 2012 | Alex Scott

The C8 Science Panel, an independent scientific panel approved by DuPont as part of a class action lawsuit, has found that there is a “probable link” between Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and kidney and testicular cancer in humans. The scientific panel was set up in 2004 following a class action lawsuit against DuPont relating to PFOA contamination from DuPont’s Parkersburg, WV PFOA manufacturing facility.   The panel has since conducted comprehensive detailed studies on PFOA and human health by analyzing data from nearly 70,000 people who...

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