MA PFAS & Your Health Study Community Meeting, I

Hyannis, MA

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Post-event update: If you missed our June 3, 2024 community meetings in Hyannis, you can access a videorecording of the noon meeting on the Town of Barnstable website. The same program was repeated later in the day and a videorecording is also available. 


What do we know about people’s exposures to PFAS chemicals in drinking water in Hyannis? Learn more about the study’s initial findings on Cape Cod and what they mean for you and your family!

When: Monday, June 3, 2024

  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 
  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.*

Where: Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

*There will be two opportunities for the public to hear about the study. The program at 5:00 p.m. will be a repeat of the program at 12:00 p.m. Both presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Welcoming remarks 

  • Cheryl Osimo, Community Partner, Executive Director, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, and Cape Coordinator, Silent Spring Institute
  • Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager

Presentation of preliminary study findings

  • Laurel Schaider, PhD, Principal Investigator, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring Institute

Q&A session

  • Moderated by Cheryl Osimo

The event will be streamed live on Channel 18 Barnstable and available over Zoom. Click here to receive a Zoom link. For more information, contact:

  • 508-296-4298

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About: The Massachusetts PFAS & Your Health Study is one of seven projects funded by the CDC as part of a national health study on PFAS. Nearly 800 adults and children across Hyannis and Ayer participated in the study to help scientists understand the effects of PFAS in drinking water on human health.