Scientists from NIEHS and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented their latest research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in the second in a series of virtual Federal Information Exchanges Aug. 28. The exchanges are organized and supported through efforts of the Interagency Technical Working Group on PFAS. Discussions involve topics such as exposure, risk assessment, risk communication, and mitigation.
“The purpose of these workshops is to share important information about PFAS among federal and state agencies and to involve federally funded university researchers in the conversations," said Chris Weis, Ph.D., NIEHS toxicology liaison and session moderator. "We hope these discussions will open opportunities for collaboration and encourage cross-communication between scientists to understand how we may address the problem of PFAS.”