Include Colorado Communities in new National Health Study on PFAS Water Pollution
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Colorado residents in Security, Widefield, and Fountain have been exposed to toxic Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in their drinking water for an unknown period of years, and have a right to know how much of these chemicals they carry in their bodies. PFAS exposure has been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer.
The 2018 Federal Defense Budget directs the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a national study on the cumulative health effects of PFAS exposure, and to include a minimum of merely 8 out of 100+ military communities with toxic PFAS water contamination.
The Peterson Air Force Base toxic PFAS contamination site impacted the drinking water of over 60,000 residents & military families, making it the largest impacted military community.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, ask that you contact Dr. Patrick Breysse, Director NCEH/ATSDR, and Dr. Illeana Arias, Director, Division of Community Health Investigations, to request the inclusion of the affected communities near Peterson Air Force Base in the national health study, including, but not limited to voluntary PFAS blood serum testing and longitudinal health monitoring for all residents.
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