ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York State Department of Health released a cancer study on the people living in a community plagued by water contaminated with PFOA.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: Hoosick Falls water contamination crisis
The study also shows an elevated instance of the rate of lung cancer in the village, but the department said there are no findings or research that link lung cancer to PFOA. The health department said it did account for people who may have been diagnosed with the cancers in another state but live in the village.
But what about those who have moved away and not to neighboring states?
“The one case that I noticed on there that was a zero for testicular cancer,” Michael Hickey, credited for discovering the PFOA contamination, said. “You know, I know that there’s at least two that have reached out to me personally. If their goal was to downplay the severity of what we have in Hoosick Falls and to defund the polluter, then they’re accomplishing that.”