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Feds to assess PFAS levels of El Paso County residents 

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A week after the Environmental Protection Agency held a press conference in Fountain addressing plans to regulate toxic PFAS chemicals, found in Air Force firefighting foam, El Paso County was announced as one of eight new locations for a federal assessment of human exposure to the chemicals near military installations. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will randomly select people in each of the eight communities to undergo blood and urine sampling for PFASs. The assessments, which will begin this year, are "laying the groundwork" for a future study that will examine the health effects of elevated PFAS levels.

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