PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Tools (PEATT) Pilot Project
During summer of 2018, DOH tested a
toolkit created by the CDC and ATSDR to perform blood tests on residents living in communities exposed to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water. This project is funded by the Association of State and territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and allow DOH to give feedback on improving the process for a larger, national study.
The initial project is completed and the preliminary results of the study can be found in the PEATT Project Final Report.
In the summer of 2019, DOH conducted additional exposure assessments on our original PEATT pilot project participants. As part of this, DOH tested urine samples from the participants. DOH also tested dust and tap water samples from 10% (14) of our study households. The purpose of this environmental assessment was to examine other sources of PFAS exposure beyond drinking water. Please see the webinar and the report below for the results of these additional testing.
PEATT Project Documents
PFAS Reference Documents
Cancer Data Review (1985-2013) – Selected Zip Codes of Warminster, Warrington, and Horsham, PA
Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Fact Sheet
Family Tree of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)