Bloomberg Law
Sept. 30, 2019, 10:23 PM

3M, DowDuPont, Chemours Must Face PFAS Class Action

Porter Wells
Porter Wells

Major chemical manufacturers must face claims in Ohio federal court that their production of flourinated chemicals have exposed Americans nationwide to a suite of health risks.

3M Co., DowDuPont, Chemours, Solvay, Daiken America, and AGC Chemicals, couldn’t convince the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to dismiss the putative class action by ex-firefighter Kevin Hardwick.

Hardwick, who worked with PFAS-laden firefighting foam, wants to represent a class of U.S. residents who have detectable levels of the chemicals in their blood and who have suffered from a PFAS-related health problem.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances have been ...

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