West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Keri Brown had an update this week on the latest work by the C8 Science Panel, the three-person team researching the chemical’s impacts on human health.
The Science Panel is hoping to take more blood samples from people who previously submitted samples as part of the C8 Health Project, so they can track over time potential impacts on the immune system, liver, kidneys and endocrine system.
At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — which has raised the possibility of first-ever regulations on C8 and related chemicals — has announced a major workshop on these chemicals, scheduled for early June at EPA’s campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
As its name — PFAA Days III — implies, this is the third such workshop sponsored by EPA since 2006. The announcement of this event, though, comes after media coverage by Sustained Outrage and others about EPA’s private meetings with the makers and users of these chemicals. See previous posts on that here and here.