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PFAS Study in Spokane County

PFAS Study in Spokane County

Jul 15, 2021

Indiana University, in partnership with the nonprofit research institute RTI International, is conducting a study of PFAS in private well water in four states, including Washington. The university will be reaching out to rural private well owners in Spokane County via a mailer and asking them to assist as “citizen scientists” during the study. By participating in the study, households that use private wells for drinking water will receive free testing kits so that they can collect and provide water samples for testing. This study is supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information:

Read the press release from Indiana University.

Or visit the project website here.


About PFAS

PFAS is an acronym for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Learn more about PFAS and how they affect the human body by reading our FAQ.


Would you like to sign up for the study?

Researchers may mail study information to you, but you may still be eligible even if you do not receive mailed materials. Individuals who are interested in participating in the study can also sign up. To sign up, you should:

  • Confirm your eligibility to participate here.
  • Fill out an enrollment survey here.

If you have questions about the study, you can submit questions here.