Read the full article by Nicole Ogrysko (Maine Public Radio)

“A federal health agency met with Fairfield residents this week as part of an ongoing review of PFAS contamination in the community.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will evaluate concentrations of so-called ‘forever chemicals’ in samples collected from Fairfield’s drinking water, soil and food sources, such as deer and fish.

A Fairfield resident petitioned the toxic substances agency last summer to help the town understand its exposure.

The town has emerged as a contamination hotspot in Maine, and the state has issued do-not eat advisories for both fish and deer meat in the Fairfield region within the last year.” …