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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Multi-site PFAS Health Study

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The New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany’s School of Public Health are participating in a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) five-year, Multi-site PFAS Health Study.

This is the first study to look at relationships between exposure to PFAS in drinking water and certain health outcomes in multiple communities nationwide. The Hoosick Falls Area and the City of Newburgh were chosen as part of the national study. In total, about 1,000 adults and 300 children will be selected at random to join the study.

If you lived in the City of Newburgh between 2005-2016, you may be eligible to sign up for the Multi-site PFAS Health Study! Your participation will lead to better understanding the impacts of PFAS contamination of drinking water on the health of affected communities.

Participants can earn gift cards up to $50 per adult and $75 per child! Please share this information with friends and family who have moved away and please take part in the national study.

This study will help scientists and communities learn more about PFAS and human health effects including:

  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Changes in liver enzymes
  • Decreased vaccine response in children
  • Behavioral and developmental outcomes in children
  • Increased risk of high blood pressure or preeclampsia in pregnant women
  • Small decreases in infant birth weights

Learn more about the Multi-site PFAS Health Study at www.health.ny.gov/chemicalsandhealth and www.albany.edu/sph/pfas or call 833-732-7697.

Download the Multi-Site PFAS Health Study Infocard.

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