Issue Date: January 30, 2017
DuPont’s PFOA trials are off to a shaky start
Two weeks ago, the eighth of more than 3,500 personal injury cases pending against DuPont for contaminating drinking water in Ohio and West Virginia went to trial in a Columbus, Ohio, federal court.
The hearing pits plaintiff Larry Moody against DuPont. Moody claims that he developed testicular cancer and high cholesterol from drinking water laced with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a processing aid DuPont used to make fluoropolymers such as Teflon.
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