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The deadline for people from Bennington and North Bennington to register for a blood test to determine the levels of PFOA in their blood has been extended until Sept. 30. There is no cost to participants for the blood draw, laboratory analysis and report.

The tests are for those who may have been affected by PFOA contamination of drinking water, but who have not been previously tested for PFOA levels in their blood. The Vermont Legislature has made funding available for this effort.

Register and find additional information here at

If you have questions or cannot access the survey online, call 802-447-6404 to speak with a public health nurse in the Health Department's Bennington Office.

For more information about PFAS and the blood testing:

For health news, alerts and information, visit

To find out more about Vermont's PFAS sampling plan and information for affected communities, visit the DEC PFOA webpage:

For more information about health and PFAS in drinking water, visit the Health Department's website:


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