Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton Residents

The New York State Department of Health has recently come under pressure to provide biomonitoring for Westhampton residents whose private wells were contaminated by PFOS associated with firefighting activity at Gabreski Airport. No specific details on the testing have been provided by the Department of Health yet but they did issue a statement saying that it will be offered.

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC’s environmental attorneys are representing Westhampton families who are dealing with this water contamination, having held a Town Hall Meeting near the end of last year to provide more information on the legal options available.

In addition to property damage, this toxic chemical has been linked to cancers, developmental effects on fetuses, liver tissue damage, immune system impairments and other serious medical conditions. New York state designated Gabreski airport as a state Superfund site in October 2016 after PFOS was added to the state’s list of hazardous substances.

Other New York State communities Newburgh and Hoosick Falls are already receiving biomonitoring and blood testing due to PFOA and PFOS water contamination.

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