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Research Team Seeks Local Residents for Health Study on Effects of PFAS in Drinking Water


Karen AuBuchon Johnson

Dr. Chris Higgins (left) and Dr. John Adgate talk to citizens about an upcoming research study on the effects of PFAS chemicals that have been found in the Fountain Valley water supplies. They are looking for area residents to participate in blood sampling.

Members of The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition hosted Drs. John Adgate and Chris Higgins and members of their health study research team last week at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain to discuss an upcoming study to investigate the health effects to local residents from exposure to Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) in the area's drinking water.

Dr. Adgate is from the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado in Aurora and Dr. Higgins is from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden. After receiving fund...

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