From the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry:
CDC/ATSDR announced on September 23 that they established cooperative agreements with seven partners to study the human health effects of exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through drinking water at locations across the nation.
DRAFT Protocol – Human health effects of drinking water exposures to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): A multi-site cross-sectional study
This draft protocol representing the core research is undergoing review. All recipients must follow the final protocol to conduct the research at their sites. The final protocol will be posted on this site at a later date.
The seven partners awarded the cooperative agreement to conduct the Multi-site Study and the location where they each will conduct their work are as follows:
Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to look at exposures in El Paso County, CO Michigan State Department of Health and Human Services to look at exposures in Parchment/Cooper Township, MI, and North Kent County, MI RTI International and the Pennsylvania Department of Health to look at exposures in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, PA Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences – School of Public Health to look at exposures in Gloucester County, NJ Silent Spring Institute to look at exposures in Hyannis, MA, and Ayer, MA University at Albany, SUNY and New York State Department of Health to look at exposures in Hoosick Falls, NY, and Newburgh, NY University of California – Irvine to look at exposures in communities near the UC Irvine Medical Center
The multi-site health study was authorized by the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2018 and 2019 to provide information to communities about the health effects of PFAS exposure. The information learned from the multi-site study will help all communities in the U.S. with PFAS exposures, including those that were not part of the study.