PFAS health study finds increased mental health issues in affected communities

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated December 10 2021 - 8:20am, first published 8:00am
Seeing Red: New PFAS health study leaves Red Zone residents seething

Residents living in the Williamtown Red Zone are experiencing mental health problems at a significantly higher rate than in the wider community, a landmark health study into the health impacts of PFAS contamination has found.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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