|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Dec 2017 15:19:07 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Health study at Peterson Air Force Base, CO|
Health study tied to toxic Widefield Aquifer water moves ahead By Tom Roeder Colorado Springs Gazette December 22, 2017 The first health study examining Pikes Peak region residents who drank water tainted with chemicals from firefighting foam at Peterson Air Force Base is moving ahead after federal money for the work was approved. Approval for the study of residents in Fountain, Security and Widefield was announced Thursday by the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines. It will examine how perfluorinated compounds, a class of chemicals contained in the foam, have impacted the health of a small group of residents. "By measuring biological markers of exposure and health indicators in a sample of approximately 200 people who consumed contaminated water, this study will provide communities and scientists with an improved understanding of the biopersistence and potential health impacts of (perfluorinated compounds)," CU-Anschutz said on its website. ... For the entire article, see http://gazette.com/health-study-tied-to-toxic-widefield-aquifer-water-moves-ahead/article/1617677 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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