MDHHS launches PFAS health study

MDHHS launches PFAS health study

LANSING, Michigan – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services urges residents of western Michigan to enroll in the state’s PFAS Exposure and Health Study to ensure a data collection and for the study to be as successful as possible.

The study was launched in November with the aim of learning more on the relationship between PFAS and the health of residents who have been exposed to various levels of PFAS in their drinking water, a news release said Wednesday.

People who sign up for the study complete an appointment for a blood draw at one of two local study offices: one near the town of Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County and one near the town of Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County and a in the Belmont and Rockford area of ​​Kent County.

Blood samples will be tested for PFAS levels and health markers, including cholesterol.

Some participants will also have their blood tested for PCBs.

A survey collects …

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