Concord, NH— Blood tests performed on residents in two areas of southern New Hampshire show perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) levels that are twice as high as the national average, say state health officials. The initial mailing includes test results for 175 living near the Pease Tradeport on the Seacoast and 147 from four towns suspected to have suffered exposure to PFOAs from groundwater contamination originating at the Saint-Gobain Performance plastics plant in Merrimack.

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