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New health study to gauge effects of contaminants in drinking water

 

Last updated 8/12/2020 at 1:39pm

News photos by G. Connor Salter

This map shows the sample area for an upcoming study of residents who have lived in the Security-Widefield area for more than five years and their exposure to PFAS

This map shows the sample area for an upcoming study of residents who have lived in the Security-Widefield area for more than five years and their exposure to PFAS chemicals. Agents from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) explained the study's purpose and methods, and gave background information about PFAS, in a series of information sessions held at the Security Fire Station on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6-7. The study will use random sampling to study people here and to see how much they were exposed to PFAS chemicals in their drinking water.

News photos by G. Connor Salter

ATSDR agents spoke to seven people at a time in 30-minute sessions, in compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.

ATSDR agents, below, spoke to seven people at a time in 30-minute sessions, in compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.

For more information about the PFAS Exposure Assessment, visit:

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/PFAS-Exposure-Assessments.html. For more information about PFAS and available resources, visit: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/index.html or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).

News photos by G. Connor Salter

 

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