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The Science of PFAS Exposure and Effects on Human Health

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) collaborated on a webinar for their members with the AAAS EPI Center on the most recent scientific evidence on human health effects of PFAS

On Dec. 8, 2022, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (AAAS EPI Center), and RESOLVE co-hosted a two-hour virtual session to provide information from experts on the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on human health. Invitees to this session included staff from state and territorial health agencies interested in
learning more about the scientific evidence used for health assessments and guidance related to PFAS. The objectives of this session were as follows:

  • Provide scientific evidence, expertise, and information related to the health effects of PFAS exposure; relevant information and resources for stakeholder audiences, including clinicians; and approaches to integrating this information into policy.
  • Discuss and address state and territorial health agency staff questions related to the human health effects and outcomes from PFAS exposure.
  • Support interdisciplinary, multi-agency and cross-sector collaboration and information exchange between federal, state, and academic public health experts.
  • Explore additional opportunities for sharing scientific information, resources, and experiences.