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Jul 13, 2016 3:49 PM

Blood testing program begins for residents impacted by PFC drinking water contamination

The NH Executive Council approved contracts with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital on Wednesday to begin drawing blood for PFC testing on Thursday.

The drinking water on the Pease Tradeport and some private wells in Southern New Hampshire have been contaminated with PFCs above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health
Advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).

The DHHS PFC blood testing program will begin Thursday.

Questions about the PFC blood testing program can be directed to the DHHS Public Inquiry Line at 603-271-9461, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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