Phil Brown

PFAS testing

Improved medical screening in PFAS-impacted communities to identify early disease

People highly exposed to PFAS often face significant hurdles in getting screened for potential health effects from the exposure. That needs to change.

When people learn they are exposed to toxic chemicals, they wonder what it means for their health and often want to take protective action.

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PFAS contamination

Op-ed: PFAS chemicals—the other immune system threat

"In 2014, my world changed forever when I learned my family was exposed to contaminated drinking water containing high levels of PFAS. Since then, I haven't stopped worrying about my family's health," says Andrea Amico, a New Hampshire resident and PFAS community advocate turned national activist.

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