NIEHS influences national efforts to understand, solve PFAS problems

Read the full story in Environmental Factor.

As science on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) develops, NIEHS continually plays a substantive role.

A group of more than 9,000 manmade chemicals, PFAS have been used for decades in a variety of industrial and consumer products. Now found in drinking water, soil, and dust, researchers estimate they can be detected in 98% of Americans.

PFAS stay in the environment, rather than breaking down, due to chemical bonds within the molecules that are hard to split.

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