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“LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – Nearly a year after announcing an exposure assessment near Reese Technology Center, the CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has the initial results showing just how much nearby residents have been impacted by substances from firefighting foam used on the former Air Force base.

Around 96 households made up of 190 adults and 24 children around Reese submitted samples of blood and urine for the assessment. They have had per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their drinking water.

Samples were analyzed from early March to November of last year. The results show 86 percent of them had levels of perflurohexane sulfonic acid above the national average. Sixty-two percent also had levels of total perfluorooctanoic acid above the national average.

The assessment found substances in low amounts in a small number of urine samples.

According to ATSDR, most people in the United States have these substances, which are man-made and found in industrial and consumer products, in their blood…”