A map showing water contamination in Oakey, with red showing the worst areas. Photo Contributed
A map showing water contamination in Oakey, with red showing the worst areas. Photo Contributed Contributed

University begins study into health risks of PFAS areas

AUSTRALIAN National University has begun a study into the health risks of living in a PFAS investigation area, and is seeking out the experiences of Oakey residents. 

The study will hold five focus group discussions in Oakey, with participants to receive a $50 eftpos voucher on the completion of the discussion. 

The focus groups are described as "an opportunity... to discuss issues related to living in a PFAS investigation area and to shape the direction of the next phase of our research". 

"The purpose of these discussions is to gather information about the social and health-related experiences and views from current residents and workers exposed to PFAS.

The work is part of a larger study into the effects of PFAS chemicals. 

Organisers expect the focus group sessions will be held between January 30 and February 1. 

For more information, phone Susan Trevenar on 02 6125 6079 or email pfas.health.study@anu.edu.au. 


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