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PFAS, Pregnancy, and Public Health: Experts Weigh In

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were originally created for their durability and non-stick properties and therefore are used in many consumer products and firefighting foam. We now know that PFAS are hazardous to human health, and last year, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) uncovered evidence that PFAS, or substances that break down into PFAS, are being used in shale gas development. This increases the risk of PFAS contamination in regions of shale gas development.

​Moderated by Ned Ketyer, MD, EHP’s Medical Advisor, the evening will begin with a brief overview of what is known about the use of PFAS in shale gas development and potential routes of exposure.


May 24th 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Environmental Health Project