Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were front and center during the 3rd National PFAS Meeting in Wilmington, North Carolina. Funded in part by SRP, the conference brought together scientists, community members, and policymakers who shared research and, in some cases, emotional stories about the chemicals.
The meeting made headlines when Radhika Fox, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water, announced new health advisories for drinking water standards for four PFAS: PFOA, PFOS, PFBS, and GenX.
The conference was coordinated by researchers at the North Carolina State University, University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University SRP Centers, other scholars, and community organizations.
Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.