Contact us:

Phone:(719) 301-9733

E-mail:PFAS-AWARE@UCDenver.edu

February 06, 2019

Tainted water: the scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.

December 14, 2018

Blood tests show southern El Paso County residents have high levels of toxic chemicals from contaminated water

Many Security, Widefield and Fountain residents have extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies compared with other Americans, apparently from drinking water contaminated by firefighting foam used for decades at Peterson Air Force Base, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Thursday...

July 13, 2018

Chemical Found In Firefighting Foam Discovered In Water Supply

The South Adams County Water & Sanitation District has shut down three wells after potentially harmful chemicals used in firefighting foam and manufacturing were found in the water...

March 31, 2018

Recruiting underway for study on toxic water effects in Security, Widefield and Fountain

Participants are being sought for a first-of-its-kind study in the Pikes Peak region examining the health effects of toxic chemicals in the Widefield aquifer....

March 28, 2018

Air Force Official Gives Update at Council Meeting

At the March 13 Fountain City Council meeting, Colonel Eric Dorminey, vice commander from the 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, gave an update on what is taking place on base regarding PFOS/PFOA water contamination issues...

March 07, 2018

Members of The Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition hosted Drs. John Adgate and Chris Higgins and members of their health study research team last week at the First United Methodist Church of Fountain to discuss an upcoming study to investigate the health effects to local residents from exposure to Perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) in the area's drinking water...

December 22, 2017

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Colorado School of Mines received a two-year grant to investigate contamination of the drinking water in the towns of Fountain, Security, and Widefield, Colorado...

December 22, 2017

 Researchers said Thursday they will study contamination levels in the blood of about 200 Colorado residents whose drinking water was tainted by firefighting foam from an Air Force base...

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Apr 25, 2019

2nd Public Meeting about Study Results

When: Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church at 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. Fountain, CO 80817

Additional Instructions: The meeting will be held in the basement of the church in Metcalfe Hall. You may enter through the double doors on the lower floor in the back of the building. This room is handicap accessible.

Apr 15, 2019

Participants to receive 2nd round of results Mid-April

Study participants should receive their 2nd results letter the week of April 15th. This letter will give information on additional health markers and PFASs that we tested for. 

Dec 13, 2018

1st Public Meeting about Study Results

When: Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 PM

Where: First United Methodist Church at 1003 N. Santa Fe Ave. Fountain, CO 80817

Additional Instructions: The meeting will be held in the basement of the church in Metcalfe Hall. You may enter through the double doors on the lower floor in the back of the building. This room is handicap accessible.

Nov 28, 2018

Part One of Results Letters have been Sent

If you have not received your letter, please contact the study team via phone or e-mail. 

E-Mail: PFAS-AWARE@ucdenver.edu

Phone: (719)0301-9733

Sep 11, 2018

Midway through Data Entry

At this point we have received about half of the results from the various tests we did. Expect to get your results communication letter sometime in November.

Jun 11, 2018

No Longer Recruiting

Thank you for your interest in PFAS-AWARE, we are no longer recruiting for this study. 

Blood Draw Location and Date

Security Fire Department, 400 Security Blvd.

June 7th, 8th and 9th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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