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Pennsylvania Earmarks $1.6 Million for PFAS Cancer Study by Temple University

Pennsylvania Earmarks $1.6 Million for PFAS Cancer Study by Temple University | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Temple University's study into possible links between PFAS contamination and cancer is getting $1.6 million from Pennsylvania taxpayers.

The state passed a $40 billion spending budget that included funds requested in January by Reps. Todd Stephens, R-151, of Horsham; Meghan Schroeder, R-29, of Buckingham; and Todd Polinchock, R-144, of Warrington. 

The state study by Temple's School of Public Health supplements a multi-state health study administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry currently underway.

The national study includes testing 1,300 residents in Horsham, Warrington and Warminster exposed to the chemicals used in firefighting foams for decades at former and active nearby military bases.

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