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PFAS Exposure Study Ongoing in Bucks, Montgomery Counties

Bastiaan Slabbers
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WHYY
Detailed view on the newly installed system to filter out PFAS "forever chemicals" at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pa., on August 22, 2019.

Residents of 11 towns in Montgomery and Bucks Counties who were exposed to PFAS are getting their blood tested to help scientists understand more about the long-term health effects associated with this class of toxic chemicals. WHYY's Zoe Read reports researchers are seeking one thousand adults and 300 children to participate in the study, which is funded by the CDC.

(Original air-date: 12/28/21)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.