Have You Spent Time At Pease? The CDC May Want To Hear From You
If you spent time at Pease International Tradeport from 2004-14, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may want to hear from you.
The CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is currently seeking volunteers who spent time at Pease International Tradeport between 2004-2014 and to study the potential effects of exposure to a group of chemicals known as perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFAS).
According to the CDC's website, drinking water wells that supply Pease were sampled in 2014. One well that serves both the Pease International Tradeport and the New Hampshire Air National Guard base at Pease showed elevated levels of PFAS, which is an unregulated contaminant. The CDC said how long PFAS may have been present in the well was not clear.
The Pease Study, which restarted in October, is open to those who spent significant time at Pease, either as a worker or as a child in a daycare center, who may have drunk water from a contaminated well, per the CDC.
Because the level of PFAS exceeded the “provisional health advisory” set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the CDC, the well was shut down by the City of Portsmouth in May 2014 and since that time it has been physically disconnected from the system.
To participate in the Pease Study or to see if you are eligible, call (603) 846-6192 or visit this website.