UAB conducting follow-up Anniston PCB Study

ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) — A chemical plant in Anniston was forced to clean up its act several years ago, after people who lived nearby were exposed to high levels of chemicals known to cause cancer. Now, doctors at UAB are working on a follow-up health survey for people who live near the chemical plant. They’re trying to re-test people they saw back in 2007. The doctors want to see how the levels of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) have changed in Anniston residents’ bodies. Close to 800 people were part of the original study; but as of Friday, only 200 of them have come forward for new testing.

Researchers say they need at least 500 for an accurate study. They have an incentive to sign up for the study. Participants will receive a $100 gift card. For more information, call 855-822-1778.

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