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Health study will examine link between PFAS exposure and health outcomes

PFAS foam on lakeshore
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The federal government is launching a new study to examine the link between drinking water contaminated with industrial chemicals called PFAS and health outcomes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announced the start of the health study this week.

The agencies are giving grants to several institutions around the country to study PFAS exposure.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will receive $1 million to study people who have been exposed to PFAS in drinking water in the city of Parchment and Cooper Township, as well as northern Kent County.

Nationally, the study will recruit at least 2,000 children and 6,000 adults who have been exposed to PFAS-contaminated drinking water.

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