Mayor encourages blood testing for Newburgh residents

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NEWBURGH – Now that the state said it would pay for bio-monitoring of Newburgh residents in light of the cancer-causing chemical PFOS in the city’s drinking water, Mayor Judy Kennedy said they should take advantage of the testing.
The mayor said residents should avail themselves of the voluntary blood testing.
“That is a safety issue and people want to know where they stand,” Kennedy said. “There has been so much news on all of this and nobody knows how long this has been here and nobody knows the long term effects. I am going to encourage people to take advantage of that testing and put your mind at ease.”
The state has yet to announce details of when the blood testing would be available.