News Room - Media Announcements

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News Releases

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will resume field activities of the PFAS exposure assessment in Orange County, New York, beginning door-to-door recruitment Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Testing individuals will take place from October 23 through November 1.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. A Community Assistance Panel (CAP) business meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the initiation of an exposure assessment in the Security-Widefield area, El Paso County, Colorado (CO) near the Peterson Air Force Base. The purpose of the exposure assessment is to provide information to the community members about the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies and provide information about exposures in the broader community.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the initiation of an exposure assessment in Moose Creek, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough (AK) near Eielson Air Force Base. The purpose of the exposure assessment is to provide information to the community members about the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies and provide information about exposures in the broader community.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. A Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting will be held virtually on May 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, March 20, 2020
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final health consultation report, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Pease Tradeport Public Water System, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The public comment version was released on April 1, 2019.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. A Community Assistance Panel (CAP) business meeting will take place on February 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the initiation of an exposure assessment near the Stewart Air National Guard Base site in the City of Newburgh, Orange County, New York. The purpose of the exposure assessment is to provide information to the community members about the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies and provide information about exposures in the broader community.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the initiation of an exposure assessment near Reese Technology Center in Lubbock County, Texas. The purpose of the exposure assessment is to provide information to the community members about the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies and provide information about exposures in the broader community.
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