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28 Aug Parkersburg, West Virginia. Home to one of the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in US history. The deception began to unravel when a lawyer representing a farmer with dead cows came across a single paper that mentioned the presence of PFOA in Dry Run Creek. DuPont's lawyer wrote: "The shit is about to hit the fan." Huffington Post.

21 Aug Chemical used to make Teflon lingers in tap water. An environmental watchdog group warns that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), an industrial chemical linked to health problems that is being phased out but still persists in the nation?s drinking water, may be a more far serious threat to health than previously believed. Discovery Channel.

20 Aug Breastfeeding exposes babies to water- and stain-proofing chemicals. Breastfeeding appears to expose infants to a group of industrial chemicals linked to immune system problems, according a study released today., Breastfeeding appears to expose infants to a group of industrial chemicals linked to immune system problems, according to a new study. Environmental Health News.

18 Aug The case against DuPont. In 1999, attorney Robert Bilott filed suit against DuPont on behalf of a cattle farmer named Wilbur Tennant. Bilott had no way of knowing at the time that what seemed like a straightforward case would lead to one of the most significant class-action lawsuits in the history of environmental law., In 1999, attorney Robert Bilott filed suit against DuPont on behalf of a cattle farmer named Wilbur Tennant. Bilott had no way of knowing at the time that what seemed like a straightforward case would lead to one of the most significant class-action lawsuits in the history of environmental law. (Part 2 of 3). The Intercept.

12 Aug DuPont and the chemistry of deception. For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering., For years while working for Dupont, Ken Wamsley measured levels of a chemical called C8 in various products. At the time, he wasn't particularly concerned about the stuff. Now he is suffering. (Part 1 of 3). The Intercept.

10 Aug Not vaccinating children is the greater risk. Childhood immunizations, perhaps the most important health and lifesaving advance of the last century, are being seriously eroded by misinformation and scaremongering. New York Times.

9 Jul Judge rules against DuPont in Ohio exposure case. Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against DuPont will not be required to prove their individual level of exposure to a chemical linked to illnesses, the judge ruled. Wilmington News Journal.

1 Jul The impenetrable world of Mark Flores. Yvette Flores unknowingly worked around lead and other harmful substances while she was pregnant; a severely disabled son was the result. Center for Public Integrity.

24 Jun Insecticide lindane found to cause cancer. A common insecticide has been found to cause cancer in humans, according to a World Health Organization review. The product, lindane, was once widely used in agriculture and continues to be found in some treatments for head lice and scabies. The Guardian.

23 Jun Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans, says new EU report. A major new scientific study has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking poses a ?significant? risk to human health and British wildlife, and that an EU-wide moratorium should be implemented. The Independent.

23 Jun WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer. The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Reuters.

22 Jun DuPont spinoff Chemours faces costs of chemical damage. Who's going to manage long-term contamination threats, now that DuPont is spinning off old chemical units into a smaller new company, Chemours, on July 1? Philadelphia Inquirer.

19 Jun House of Commons committee warns of dangers posed by cellphone signals. A parliamentary committee has waded into the murky scientific debate over cellphones, warning that the ubiquitous devices may cause human harms from cancer to abnormal sperm and urging parents to shield their children from unnecessary exposure. Edmonton Journal.

17 Jun DDT?s breast cancer legacy: Pregnant mother?s exposure linked to four-fold increase in daughter?s risk. A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found a startling link between pregnant women exposed to DDT and the breast cancer risk to their daughters. Washington Post.

11 Jun Group calls for closer scrutiny of Dupont?s plan to spin off performance chemicals unit. An advocacy group has called for closer federal scrutiny of DuPont Chemicals? plan to spin off its performance chemicals unit. West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

 

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