Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY

Chemicals in the Water

Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY

April 4, 2016

Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls , Hoosick Falls, N.Y., is a small village of about 3,500 people, whose water was recently found with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic chemical linked in some studies to an increased risk for cancer, thyroid disease and serious complications during pregnancy. Hoosick’s residents are having their blood drawn and their wells tested.

According to the state, a nearby Teflon manufacturing plant was the source of the PFOA contamination. The toxic chemical is associated with the making of Teflon, which was used in products manufactured at the plant.

NY Times says, “the situation in Hoosick Falls has provoked both deep concern about water quality and a heightened scrutiny of how public officials have responded.” Similar to Flint’s water crisis, its residents were told several times that their water was safe to use even though the EPA said it was not.

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