PFAS

Research Highlights

Cardiometabolic risk factors include – obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and high blood pressure – all of which increase the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, among the leading causes of death worldwide.

PFAS are universally detected among pregnant women and cross the placenta to the developing fetus.


Research Highlights

Environmental toxins are all around us. We are constantly being exposed, often to many different kinds and levels of toxic chemicals. Studies show that there is NO SAFE LEVEL of exposure to environmental toxins and the impact of toxins on brain development is PERMANENT. Children who have higher exposures will never reach their potential cognitive ability.

The impact of toxins on the developing brain is usually subtle for an individual child, but the damage can be substantial at the population level.

Ways to Reduce and Avoid PFAS

1. Making sure your water supply does not contain elevated levels of PFAS (ask for information from the water supplier)

2. Avoiding PFAS in large, carnivorous fish and food products contaminated by PFAS from fast food packaging.

3. Vacuuming frequently with a HEPA filter.

4. Avoiding textiles and non-stick cookware that contains PFAS (look for PFAS-free rain gear, furniture and carpets).

To learn more about the harmful effects of environmental toxins:

Further Reading/Research Articles:

Microplastic Release from the Degradation of Polypropylene Feeding Bottles During Infant Formula Preparation
by Dunzhu Li
 https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-00171-y?fbclid=IwAR2ZPaq30DTHxRnQGnwdecojN-WiVEOd8btgBOCgXyvX6aCCRxIaOSwej90

Maternal Plasma Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Miscarriage: A Nested Case–Control Study in the Danish National Birth Cohort
by Zeyan Liew: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP6202?fbclid=IwAR1LGQGu9Ic6ub2-6pbtxJugRScAej0rm2qjM8DHK-FftnI9lDI78Z_bSvg

To learn more about the harmful effects of environmental toxins, please view the full 6 minute video:

“I was called in 2015 by the EPA to tell me they were going to set a lifetime health advisory water limit to 70 ppt [PFAS], and my response at that time was that it wasn’t a safe enough level, but it was much better than 400 ppt.”

Dr. Linda Birnbaum,
Retired Director of the NIEHS 

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