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September 2019

Silent Spring Institute awarded $1M to study health impacts of PFAS in drinking water

By PFAS-REACH team news

The study is one of seven projects being funded through ATSDR’s new health study on PFAS, involving multiple communities across the United States.  The project will focus on two communities in Eastern Massachusetts—Hyannis and Ayer—where public drinking water supplies have been contaminated by PFAS from the use of firefighting foams at nearby fire training areas. Read more…

PFAS Workshop at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

By PFAS-REACH events

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is hosting a workshop from September 26-27, 2019 in Washington, DC to identify opportunities to understand, control, and prevent exposure to PFAS. The goal of the workshop is to explore opportunities across sectors to understand human PFAS exposure, and to reduce and prevent PFAS exposure. PFAS-REACH project leader, Dr. Laurel Schaider, will be speaking at the workshop. Visit the workshop website to learn more!

Testing for Pease Co-Founder Andrea Amico to speak at TedXPortsmouth

By PFAS-REACH events

Andrea Amico, Co-Founder of Testing for Pease and community partner for PFAS-REACH, will be speaking at TedXPortsmouth on September 13, 2019, in Portsmouth, NH. Andrea is a mom turned nationally recognized clean-water activist. An occupational therapist with a master’s degree from Worcester State college, Andrea, her husband Joe, and three beautiful, amazing children: Sophia, Vinny, and Gia have lived in Portsmouth since 2007. She will speak about her experience advocating for clean water in her community. Visit the TedXPortsmouth website to learn more!