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Study finds more links between C8, health issues
A science panel says a probable link exists between exposure to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia and both thyroid disease and ulcerative colitis.
Attorneys for Mid-Ohio Valley residents released the findings Monday from the three-member C8 Science Panel.
The report found no links between the chemical, also known as or perfluorooctanoic acid, and several other health issues, among them stroke, asthma, and children's neurodevelopmental disorders.
In April, the panel found a probable link between the chemical and testicular and kidney cancers, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
The panel was created in 2005 as part of a class-action lawsuit that claimed C8 contaminated water supplies in Ohio and West Virginia.
DuPont uses C8 at a plant near Parkersburg and plans to stop making and using C8 by 2015.
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