ALERT CENTER: Virtual meeting in Newburgh next week will focus on chemicals in the drinking water
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, will be hosting a virtual meeting Tuesday for Newburgh residents to focus on levels of PFAS chemicals in the drinking water.
Officials will be talking about a 2-year study that found the amount of PFAS in Newburgh's water is much higher than the national average. The study also found one specific type of PFAS chemical in Newburgh residents' blood -- at a rate three times higher than the national average.
However, the city's water was deemed to be within public health standards.