Health Study Clinic opens its doors to the local community | Community News

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HOOSICK FALLS, NY – The Hoosick Falls Area Community Advisory Committee for the Multi-Site PFAS Study is hosting an open house, rain or shine, Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the PFAS Clinic. looking for 140 Main St.

Area residents are invited to this family-friendly event to learn more about the New York City PFAS Multi-Site Health Study, meet study staff, and even sign up to participate, if eligible. Organizers encourage people to join and ensure the Hoosick Falls area is represented in this important and first-ever national study of the relationship between exposures to PFAS in drinking water and health outcomes.

The event will include clinic tours and opportunities to meet principal investigators from the University of Albany School of Public Health and the New York State Department of Health, as well as clinic staff. Children’s activities and other health information will also be available.

The Hoosick Falls area is one of two New York Multi-site PFAS Health Study communities; the town of Newburgh is the other community in New York where area residents have also been exposed to PFAS in drinking water. These two New York communities are joined by seven others nationwide as part of a nationwide study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR ). This important effort is being led locally by researchers at the University of Albany School of Public Health and the New York State Department of Health.

For more information about the Multi-Site PFAS Health Study, go to https://www.albany.edu/sph/pfas and www.health.ny.gov/chemicalsandhealth.

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