Senator Chandley Introduces Legislation to Expand Health Coverage for PFAS Contamination

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, Senator Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst) introduced SB 623-FN to the Senate Commerce Committee. SB 623-FN requires insurance coverage for perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) and perfluorinated compound (PFC) blood testing. This legislation follows the passage of two bills this year that also seek to address New Hampshire’s drinking water and waste water crisis, SB 287-FN and SB 486.

After the hearing, prime sponsor Senator Shannon Chandley (D-Amherst) issued the following statement:

“We are taking significant action toward cleaning up New Hampshire’s drinking water and ensuring public safety. We must not forget, however, that many people have already been exposed to unsafe levels of PFAS in their drinking water. This is a matter of equity; we need to catch possible health problems early and ensure that no one is without the necessary coverage. As we work to prevent future health crises, it is our responsibility to understand the harm that has already occurred – SB 623 is one step in the process.”

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