ALBANY – The State Department of Health has developed an online survey for residents of Newburgh in a continued effort to gather information about the potential health impacts of PFOA and PFOS exposure from drinking water from the city’s Washington Lake reservoir.
The survey asks questions about where and when they lived in the area, their occupations, and any health conditions with which they were diagnosed.
DOH is encouraging additional residents in PFAS-impacted communities across the state to complete this survey and share the survey with friends or family, who have moved away from the area.
DOH will use results of the surveys to study the reported prevalence of various health conditions in each impacted community and assess the relationship between disease prevalence and PFAS exposure levels for individuals in the community. All survey responses are kept in a confidential database.
For residents without computer access, a paper version of the survey can be obtained by calling the Department at 518-402-7950. Questions regarding the questionnaire can also be answered via e-mail at BEOE@health.ny.gov.