PFAS Blood Levels Near Four Military Bases Higher Than Average

Sept. 18, 2020, 2:24 PM

People living near four military bases from Delaware to Washington state where PFAS was found in drinking water have higher-than-average concentrations of some of the so-called forever chemicals in their blood, federal health officials said.

Scientists with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency and the Public Health Service held an online meeting late Thursday to share the first results from a study of PFAS blood concentrations.

The study measured per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the blood of 1,281 adults and children living near Barnes Air National Guard Base in Hampden County, Mass.; near Shepherd Field Air...

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