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New Hampshire Site First for Fluorochemicals Health Study (2)

Aug. 16, 2018, 6:02 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2018, 9:03 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use New Hampshire’s Pease International Tradeport as a test site for a larger investigation of the health effects of fluorochemicals, which are fueling lawsuits and contaminating sources of drinking water across the country.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry—a unit of CDC—will conduct a “proof of concept” study at an international tradeport in Portsmouth to test data collection methods, questionnaires, risk communication strategies, and other elements as part of a larger study of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS chemicals, that Congress requested, an agency spokesman told Bloomberg...

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