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August 22, 2018

Bennington/North Bennington Can Still Register for PFOA Blood Testing

The deadline for people from Bennington and North Bennington to register for a blood test to determine the levels of PFOA in their blood is now Friday, August 24, 2018.

The Health Department has been extending the deadline to allow for as many people as are interested to sign up to have their blood tested. The tests are for those who may have been affected by PFOA contamination of drinking water, but who have not been previously tested for PFOA levels in their blood. The Vermont Legislature has made funding available for this effort.

If you are interested in having your blood tested: Complete the online survey by Friday, August 24 at

If you have questions or cannot access the survey online: Call 802-447-6404 to speak with a public health nurse in the Health Department's Bennington Office.

There is no cost to participants for the blood draw, laboratory analysis and report.

For more information about PFAS and the blood testing:

Media Contact: Ben Truman, Vermont Department of Health, 802-951-5153 / 802-863-7281

Source: Department of Health
Last Updated at: August 22, 2018 14:49:46