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Health Effects of Exposure to PFAS
February 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Note: This webinar was presented for informational purposes. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of each of the NEWMOA-member states and should not be considered an endorsement by NEWMOA or its members.
The webinar included the following presentations:
Dr. Angela Perez, Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) [PDF] presented an overview of the state of the science related to adverse human health effects of PFAS exposure. Dr. Perez summarized epidemiological evidence of cholesterol modulation in occupational and community-based studies and discussed disparities in data interpretation between the study types.
Dr. Carmen Messerlian, Harvard University School of Public Health [PDF] summarized the experimental and human evidence on the immunotoxic effects of PFAS exposure. She presented recent findings using data from both the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the Faroese Islands on the impact of PFAS exposure on immune function among children and adolescents.