Public Health Grand Rounds: PFAS and Protecting Yourself
November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Human exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) is a growing public health concern. PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. These chemicals are in food packaging and many other household products, and have been found in the air, soil, and water.
Studies suggest that exposure to PFAS may adversely affect a woman’s chance of getting pregnant and cholesterol levels and the risk of some forms of cancer. More research is needed to better understand the health effects of PFAS exposure.
This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will address current research needs and the many unknowns about PFAS. Presenters will discuss Michigan’s public health response efforts, a new CDC supported multi-site health study, and a community perspective on PFAS contamination.