- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire health officials say residents whose drinking water supply has been contaminated with PFCs can get their blood tested.

The Executive Council has approved contracts with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital, which will start drawing blood for perfluorochemicals on Thursday.

The drinking water on the Pease Tradeport and some private wells in Southern New Hampshire have been contaminated with PFCs above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health Advisory level of 70 parts per trillion.

Individuals eligible for the blood testing include those who worked on, lived on, or attended child care on the Pease Tradeport, and residents of Amherst, Bedford, Litchfield, Manchester, and Merrimack who live on streets served by private drinking water wells that have registered PFC levels above 70 parts per trillion.

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