Why is testing for PFAS exposure so important?

If you are concerned about exposure, speak to your doctor today and share the ATSDR PFAS Clinician Guidance packet and ask for PFAS serum monitoring.

Where are PFAS chemicals found: 4

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF)
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Drinking water
  • Non-stick cookware
  • Microwave popcorn bags and fast-food containers\
  • Furniture and carpets
  • Fish and seafood
  • Personal care items

PFAS has been linked to: 5

  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Changes in liver enzymes
  • Decreased vaccine response in children
  • Increased risk of high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia in pregnant women
  • Ulcerative colitis Decreases in infant birth weight
  • Effect on the immune system Increased kidney or testicular cancer
  • Disruption to thyroid hormone systems

As part of the EPA’s initiative to inform citizens on PFAS and exposure, they have provided guidelines for reducing yours and your family's risk.

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