Mount Sinai Hospital to hold public forums to address concerns over PFOA exposure

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Physicians from Mount Sinai Hospital announced they will hold public forums to discuss health concerns related to PFOA exposure with residents of Petersburgh and Hoosick Falls.

The forums will allow residents to have their questions answered.

Forums will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Petersburgh on July 29 at 6 p.m. and at the HAYC3 Armory in Hoosick Falls on July 30 at 11 a.m.

Additional dates will be considered as requested.

In January, the Department of Health started a PFOA biomonitoring program for individuals who have lived or worked in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh.

To date, the hospital says the program has measured PFOA levels in the blood of more than 2,500 participants.

The DOH and has partnered with the hospital to provide residents with information and resources about PFOA exposure.

Mount Sinai Hospital continues to be available to all individuals that participated in the biomonitoring program by calling 1-866-265-6201.

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