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ATSDR Press Room

Public Availability Session for PFC Exposure Investigation

Morgan County, Decatur, Alabama

Monday, March 18, 2013


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites residents of Lawrence, Morgan, and Limestone Counties to attend a public availability session about an exposure investigation of perfluorochemicals (PFCs).

The session will allow area residents to meet ATSDR scientists, learn about the investigation results, and ask questions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) will also be available.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

6:00 PM–8:30 PM


Moulton Recreation Center, 13550 Court St.,  Moulton, AL 35650


In May 2007, a Decatur PFC manufacturer notified EPA that it had inadvertently discharged large amounts of PFCs into Decatur Utilities’ waste water system. In 2009, EPA contacted ATSDR and requested an exposure investigation to determine if unusual community exposures of PFCs were occurring. ATSDR collected blood serum and surveyed persons with a high potential for exposure in order to conduct the investigation.

For more information about the public availability session, community members can call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). 


NOTE: A media availability session will be held from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the potential for adverse human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.

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Related News Releases For Morgan County, Decatur, Alabama


ATSDR Releases Report on Exposure to Perfluorochemicals in the Vicinity of Decatur, Alabama
Release Date: Monday, April 01, 2013
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) today releases the results of an exposure investigation of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in residents of Lawrence, Morgan and Limestone Counties in Alabama.

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