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PFAS Blood Tests: Needed but Denied

“It’s not going to tell you anything.” “It will only worry you.” “It’s too expensive.” “It’s not routine.” “It’s not needed. These are just a handful of the responses I have heard and experienced over the last five years as a PFAS impacted community leader on why community members should not be offered PFAS blood testing.  After first learning of my family’s exposure to high levels of toxic PFAS chemicals through contaminated drinking water at the Pease Tradeport (the former Pease Air Force Base) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, one of the first and worrisome facts I learned in my research on PFAS are that they bioaccumulate, or build up, in the body because they are eliminated from our bodies very slowly. Read more…