#Water and #PFOS

#Knowyourlevel #PFOS in #Newburgh. Lots has happened these last two weeks. We had the DOH come and present to our community the results of the first 370 individuals who were tested for PFOS. I participated in that meeting.  It was packed house at Kaplan Hall.

 

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People had lots of questions and at times were frustrated with the perception that the DOH had no direct answer to calm our fears.  To this I say, I am glad that there is a push to study the impact of emergent contaminants as introduced by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.  The Investing in Testing Act authorizes $15 million for a two year study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to determine the health impact of PFOS contamination in drinking water, and The Clean Water Healthy Communities Act would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test unregulated contaminants in communities with fewer than 10,000 people. The current EPA requirement for testing only applies to communities with more than 10,000 residents.  But this effort would be in the coming years if it passes.  In the meantime, I am encouraging all to get tested.

How to Participate in Blood Testing

  • Call the Water Quality Hotline at 1-800-801-8092. (Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Participants in the blood testing program will receive a test order in the mail that can be used at one of the participating laboratories.
  • Participating labs will be accepting test orders through the end of June, 2017.
These Newburgh labs are currently participating in the program. You must have a test order before scheduling an appointment or going to the lab.
LabCorp
5 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-562-3189

Appointment Instructions

Quest Diagnostics
347 Fullerton Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-562-2107

Appointment Instructions

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
70 Dubois Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-568-2271

Appointment Instructions

If you are interested in reading the aggregated results click here.

For more information in Spanish and Creole.

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Proudly representing Ward 1 in the City of Newburgh, NY
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