Early life exposure to chemical group PFAS increases cardiometabolic risk through adolescence

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Early exposure to compounds known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances — also referred to as PFAS — can lead to cardiometabolic defects later in life, according to a study led by University researchers. The study was one of four nominated as papers of the month by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science last month.

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that are “found in a wide range of consumer products that people use daily” such as non-stick kitchenware and have been linked to adverse health effects, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The chemical structure of PFAS makes them very resistant to breakdown, so although the manufacturing of some of these chemicals has been phased out, they can still be found in food, water and the bodies of living organisms.

— Read on www.browndailyherald.com/2021/04/06/early-life-exposure-chemical-group-pfas-increases-cardiometabolic-risk-adolescence/