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“PORTSMOUTH — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Mike Rounds have introduced bipartisan legislation to promote the creation of educational courses for doctors to better understand the health impacts of PFAS chemicals.

The Physician Education for PFAS Health Impacts Act, would establish a grant program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay for the creation of training and education courses for doctors on PFAS health effects.

The former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth and Newington is one of more than 600 military installations in the United States contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Thousands of people working at Pease International Tradeport, along with children and infants who attended two day-care centers there, were exposed to multiple PFAS chemicals from contaminated water in the city-owned Haven well until its closure in 2014…”