PFAS linked to lower birthweight

One more reason we don’t want PFAS in our water, our homes or in our bodies:

“The evidence is clear that PFAS are having an adverse impact on birth weight… We examined how PFAS was affecting birthweight both from individual PFAS and mixtures. Either way, lower birthweight was linked to higher levels of PFAS in the mother.”

Amy Padula, PhD, MSc, an ECHO Program investigator at the University of California, San Francisco, and lead author of the just published study “Birth Outcomes in Relation to Prenatal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Stress in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program”

Read more about it in Amy’s article in the PRHE blog

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