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NYS DOH Releases Results Of PFOA Cancer Study


The New York State Department of Health has released the results of an investigation into the occurrence of cancers in Hoosick Falls, a Rennselaer County community with water sources tainted with the chemical PFOA.

The department says there is not a statistically significant number of cases of cancer typically associated with PFOA exposure.

DOH reviewed the New York State Cancer registry from 1995 to 2014. The department says it will continue to monitor cancer cases within the community. An update to the cancer registry for Hoosick Falls to compare results is expected in three to five years.