NIEHS is committed to studying the health effects of PFAS, advancing innovative tools that help to remove these substances from the environment, and effectively sharing research findings with communities and public health officials.
To advance critical knowledge that can inform decision-making at the individual and public health levels, NIEHS funds research into PFAS at universities, nonprofit research centers, and small businesses across the country. A major supporter of PFAS research and innovative technologies to reduce exposures is the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP). Some of the institute's inhouse scientists conduct PFAS research, too.
Be sure to check out the resources highlighted below, which provide the latest peer-reviewed scientific papers, reports, and other information related to PFAS.
Because PFAS are widespread, growing in numbers, and persistent in che body and environment, they have drawn significant attention from the public and scientific community.
Explore NIEHS-supported Publications on PFAS, a comprehensive, searchable database of peer-reviewed scientific papers on this large and ever-expanding group of chemicals. This tool can be used by the research community and members of the public.
Learn how NIEHS grant recipients across the country are working to shed light on the potential health effects of PFAS.
NTP is studying the potential health effects of PFAS through a large research effort with multiple facets including experimental rodent and cell-based test systems, literature review, and computer modeling, among others.