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CDC/ATSDR to Assess PFAS Exposure in Communities Near U.S. Military Bases Including Fountain Valley


February 27, 2019

Patricia St. Louis

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Founder Liz Rosenbaum sharing information about PFAS in her blood at a recent EPA press conference.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced last week they have identified communities to be a part of assessments to examine human exposure to per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The communities are near current or former military installations and include the Fountain Valley. The assessments are expected to begin in 2019 and continue through 2020 and are laying the groundwork for CDC/ATSDR's future multi-site health study that will look at the relationship between PFAS exposure and health outcomes....

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