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What Does PFAS Do to Your Body? | Schmidt & Clark, LLP

Recent studies have found numerous potential health risks associated with exposure to PFAS-containing firefighting foams, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression and cancer.
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What are Some Examples of PFAS?

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), HFPO dimer acid (GenX), and many other chemicals. Examples of where PFAS can be found include fire-fighting foams, cleaners, textiles, leather, paper and paints, and wire insulation.

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What are the Effects of PFAS on the Body?

Scientific research suggests that exposure to high levels of PFAS may lead to adverse health outcomes, including:

  • Reproductive effects such as decreased fertility or increased high blood pressure in pregnant women.
  • Developmental delays in children include low birth weight, accelerated puberty, bone variations, and behavioral changes.
  • Heightened risk of prostate, kidney, and testicular cancers.
  • Decreased ability of the immune system to fight infections, including reduced vaccine response.
  • Interference with the body’s natural hormones.
  • Increased cholesterol levels and/or risk of obesity.

How Do I Know if I Have PFAS in My Body?

A blood test can determine what your PFAS levels are at the time the blood was drawn, but not whether your levels are “safe” or “unsafe.” Most people have measurable amounts of PFAS in their bodies because PFAS chemicals are commonly used in thousands of commercial and industrial products.

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What Cancers are Caused by PFAS?

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Can Your Body Get Rid of PFAS?

Certain PFAS leave the body slowly over time, mostly through urine. People who have kidney disease may not release as much PFAS from their bodies as healthy individuals. Some PFAS routinely leave the body in blood during menstruation. Women who menstruate may excrete more PFAS than those who do not.

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