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People Who Eat More Meals at Home Have Lower Levels of Harmful PFAS Chemicals in Their Bodies

Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging, according to a new study by NIEHS-funded researchers at Silent Spring Institute.

  • Science Highlights
  • Silent Spring Institute
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New Research Sheds Light on Metabolic Changes Associated with PFAS Exposure

A new study done by NIEHS-funded researchers at Brown University, led by Joseph Braun, finds exposure to PFAS is assoicated with alterations in metabolic pathways related to metabolism in a cohort of children in the Cinncinnati area.

  • Science Highlights
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Meeker Discusses PFAS in Food on NPR

John Meeker, Sc.D., talks about food as a source of exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on Issues of the Environment, a weekly radio segment on Eastern Michigan’s National Public Radio (NPR) station. Meeker is deputy director of the Core Center at the University of Michigan (UM) and a project leader at the UM Children's Environmental Health Center.

  • News & Media
  • WEMU, NPR Affiliate
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
PFAS Senate Hearing, Birnbaum’s Expert scientific Testimony

Congressional interest in the class of chemicals known as PFAS, or per- and polyfluoralkyl substances, continued last month with a March 28 hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Among the federal leaders called to testify was NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., who provided a scientific perspective on the chemicals.

  • Science Highlights
  • NIEHS Environmental Factor
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