HOOSICK FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – People in Hoosick Falls are finally learning how much PFOA is in their bloodstream.
Since the PFOA crisis began, many people living in Hoosick Falls have turned to bottled water. As they continue to do so, they’re now getting some answers on their test results.
“I’ve been robbed,” said Heather Clifford, who just received her blood test results.
Four months after getting her blood tested for PFOA, Heather Clifford finally received her results.
“Mine came back at 47.6,” said Clifford.
Clifford said her PFOA levels are 24 times higher than the average female in the U.S. She said it’s a scary fact and doesn’t know what it will mean in the long-run.
All the while, her son is still waiting for his results.
“After expecting these results within a few weeks, waiting all of this time to only have a few of them mailed, it’s very frustrating,” said Will Clifford.
Will Clifford said it’s upsetting that they’re not getting many answers.
“We need this information. We need to know what’s happening in our own bodies, in our own homes, and we’re not getting that,” said Will Clifford.
In the meantime, the Cliffords’ have lost their trust in the town’s water system.
“Little did we know we were actually hurting ourselves more and paying per gallon for metered water,” said Heather Clifford.
Heather ended up installing her own filtration system in her home in addition to the town’s filtration system.
But after what’s happened, she’s still having trust issues.
“It feels like a stolen identity you know. If I woke up one morning and found out about this, there’s nothing I can do about it. There’s no way to quickly fix it and it just wreaks havoc, “said Heather Clifford.
Now she’s just trying to ingest her results and waiting for her son’s.
“I don’t think we have the ability to be that naive anymore, and it’s not just Hoosick Falls, I think it’s everywhere, “said Heather Clifford.
The Department of Health will be at the Armory in Hoosick Falls on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to answer any questions people have on their results.