Hoosick Falls Blood Samples Collected by Department of Health
The State Department of Health is collecting blood samples of residents who live in or near Hoosick Falls for a biomonitoring study that will measure the PFOA exposure in the area caused by the town’s recent water contamination.
The study will also compare the levels of PFOA in the blood of people in the area to individuals living elsewhere.
The State Health Department is scheduling blood testing events at the HAYC3 Armory in the Village of Hoosick Falls. People who are interested in participating should sign up here. You may also sign up by calling the NYS Department of Health at 518-402-7950.
People who sign up will then be called to schedule a time to come in for blood testing, as it is by appointment only.
Participants must sign a consent form and complete a questionnaire that details their potential exposure to PFOA.
NYS Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker reported how over 900 residents have signed up for the blood tests so far and they will continue administering the free blood tests in the coming days.