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“PFAS and Protecting Your Health” — CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds

Please join us for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Grand Rounds, PFAS and Protecting Your Healthon Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“PFAS and Protecting Your Health”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Chamblee Campus

Building 106, Room 1B

Human exposure to PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances) is a growing public health concern. PFAS are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. These chemicals have been found in drinking water, food packaging, and many other household products.

Studies suggest that exposure to PFAS may adversely affect female fertility, cholesterol levels, and increase the risk of some forms of cancer. More research is needed to better understand the health effects of PFAS exposure.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will address current research needs and the many unknowns about PFAS. Presenters will discuss Michigan’s public health response efforts, a new CDC supported multi-site health study, and a community perspective on PFAS contamination.

For questions about this Grand Rounds topic:
Feel free to e-mail your questions before or during the session.

Our sessions are open to the public:

A live webcast will be available on our website. Open captions are provided. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. Sessions are posted 3-4 days after each presentation to the On Demand page of our website.

For non-CDC staff who want to attend in person:

Non-CDC staff must have prior security clearance. U.S. citizens must submit a request to the Grand Rounds Team.  A U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport) is required.