Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research
October 26, 2020
Public Workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are diverse fluorinated organic compounds used to make products that resist heat, stains, oil, and water. They are used in firefighting foams; a wide variety of consumer products, such as packaging, carpeting, and cookware; and in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and electronics. Their manufacture and use have led to widespread distribution and occurrence in the environment. PFAS can be highly mobile and persistent in the environment, and depending on chemical structure, PFAS can accumulate at different levels in human, animal, and plant tissue. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be conducting a workshop to review federal government human health research on PFAS and to identify research and data gaps.
This 2-day virtual workshop, October 26 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) and October 27 (10:30 AM to 4:00 PM), will address the state of the science and ongoing federal research regarding:
- Human exposure to PFAS,
- Experimental toxicology studies to identify human risks from PFAS,
- Human health outcomes from PFAS exposures, and
- Cross cutting issues, such as mixtures and class-based approaches.
This event is free to attend via Zoom. Those who register will also have the opportunity to submit suggested research needs or data gaps for consideration as input to the workshop.
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