by Kyla Asbury
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Chemicals in a group known as PFAS have been in the headlines a lot lately, from congressional hearings to a new film starring Mark Ruffalo that follows a class action lawsuit against DuPont in the Parkersburg area.
Part of that case created a research project that plaintiffs lawyers have used to back subsequent lawsuits, though Steve Milloy – a lawyer, founder of the website JunkScience.com and a member of President Trump’s EPA transition team – said the issue has been largely overblown.
“The epidemiology is awful,” Milloy said in an interview. “It doesn’t show that anyone has been harmed. I think that, yes, people have been exposed, but exposure and detection isn’t the same as toxicity.”