Environment & Energy

Firefighters Excluded From Granite State Fluorochemicals Study

Sept. 12, 2018, 9:33 PM

The people who face the greatest potential health risks from a group of chemicals spurring lawsuits and million-dollar cleanups would be left out of the first part of a proposed national study on whether those chemicals harm people.

Firefighters, military personnel, and workers whose jobs expose them to fluorochemicals would be excluded from the launch of a study on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, N.H., the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry told Bloomberg Environment in a Sept. 11 email.

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