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PFAA Days III Meeting Report and Highlights
Lau, C., A. Lindstrom, AND T. Krasnic. PFAA Days III Meeting Report and Highlights. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY 33(4):627-33, (2012).
The Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) sponsored a symposium on perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) on June 8-10, 2010 at the Research Triangle Park, NC. The goals ofthe symposium were to share and review the latest research on PFAAs, to address the issues that are critical to support the health risk assessment of these chemicals, and to encourage interactions among participants that will promote future research collaboration. There were five main themes for the platform sessions: (i) PFAAs in the environment; (ii) PFAA exposure; (iii) PFAA epidemiology; (iv) PFAA toxicities; and (v) nuclear receptor involvement in PFAA actions. This report summarizes the highlights of the meeting. 1. PFAAs in the Environment PFAAs have been found worldwide and are a global issue. Many PFAAs are persistent in the environment, are widely distributed in humans and wildlife, have long half-lives in humans, and can cause adverse effects in laboratory animals, including cancer, developmental, reproductive, and systemic toxicity. The presentations at the symposium discussed the latest studies on these various topics.
This overview of the PFAA Days Meeting is a thorough and scholarly summation of the presentations of the conference. This is an overview of the emerging research and new findings reported during the sessions.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
TOXICOLOGY ASSESSMENT DIVISION
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICOLOGY BRANCH