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Workshop on Federal Human Health PFAS Research

October 26, 2020 - October 27, 2020

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The National Academies will host a 2-day virtual workshop 26-27 October 2020 to address the state of the science and ongoing federal research regarding human exposure to Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), experimental toxicology studies to identify human risks from PFAS, and human health outcomes from PFAS exposures.

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.

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October 26, 2020
October 27, 2020
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
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