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What are PFAS chemicals, and what are they doing to our health?

by Nadia Kounang | Feb 20, 2019
Article includes comments from Susan Pinney, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health. PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.

Article includes comments from Susan Pinney, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine and a member of the Cincinnati Cancer Center and UC Cancer Institute.

PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.

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