"WVU Study Ties C8 To Kidney Disease"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- People with C8 in their blood face a greater risk of having chronic kidney diseases, according to the latest in a series of West Virginia University studies on the toxic chemical."

"The study found that people with higher levels of C8 in their blood were 82 percent more likely to have chronic kidney disease, or CKD, that could lead to and be a risk factor for more serious illnesses.

Results of the study are especially worrisome, scientists said, because they found an association between kidney disease and C8 exposure at levels of the chemical similar to those found in the general U.S. population."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette September 3, 2011.

Monday, September 5, 2011