A top federal health official and hundreds of environmental scientists on Friday voiced new health concerns about a common class of chemicals used in products as varied as pizza boxes and carpet treatments.

The concerted public campaign renews a years-old debate about a class of chemicals known as poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. After studies showed that some PFASs lingered in people’s bodies for years, and appeared to increase the risks of cancer and other health problems, the chemical manufacturer DuPont banned the use of one type of PFAS in its popular Teflon products, and other companies followed suit.… Read More

PARKERSBURG, WV – More oversight in the administration of the C8 Medical Monitoring Program was called for Wednesday.

In a press release the Keep Your Promises DuPont group announced it released an open letter to the C8 Medical Panel from a member of its advisory committee.

In the letter to Drs. Dean Baker, Melissa McDiarmid and Harold Sox, of the medical panel, Dr. Paul Brooks said more oversight of the medical monitoring program was needed to make sure local residents get the program promised under the terms of the settlement of the case claiming DuPont contaminated local water supplies with the chemical C8…… Read More

From WVPublic.org PARKERSBURG, WV – The community-based organization Keep Your Promises Dupont released an open letter the C-8 Medical Panel asking for oversight in the court-mandated C-8 Medical Monitoring Program. The monitoring program was established after a toxic chemical known as C-8, in community water supplies near the DuPont Washington Works plant just south of… Read More

Update: 4/14/2015 5:25 P.M A group called “Keep Your Promises” continues to push DuPont to step up implementation of its C8 medical monitoring program. It now includes the efforts of a local doctor who helped conduct tests on local residents. Dr. Paul Brooks oversaw blood tests, providing data for the C8 Science Project. In an… Read More

An organization is demanding DuPont provide the documents showing how environmental damages caused by the company will be addressed following a spinoff of its Performance Chemicals division.

Keep Your Promises DuPont Monday said many of the liabilities are from the contamination of drinking water in the Mid-Ohio Valley with the chemical C8 from the company’s Washington Works plant. DuPont has provided incomplete information about what will happen to the environmental and litigation liabilities for which the company is responsible, the organization said…… Read More

By Naomi Nix | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com NEWARK – Newark’s city government has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company left a neighborhood contaminated with toxic chemicals for decades and never cleaned it up, officials announced today. DuPont Co. and other companies profited off of… Read More

By Laura Arenschield, The Columbus Dispatch A federal judge has ruled there is enough evidence that chemicals from a DuPont Teflon plant contaminated a drinking-water supply in southeastern Ohio for the matter to go to trial. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley, issued on Tuesday, answers some fundamental environmental questions about… Read More