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Health Department: Lower PFC levels detected in Cottage Grove, east-metro residents

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A declining presence of perfluorochemicals has been measured in citizens of Cottage Grove and other east-metro communities as officials work to reduce the exposure of drinking water to the manufactured chemicals, a state project has shown.


The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday that a biomonitoring pilot project showed a decline in PFC blood levels in a sampling of citizens whose communities decades ago were polluted with 3M waste that contained PFCs.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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