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Why test for PFAS?
According to the CDC, 97 percent of Americans have PFAS chemicals in their blood1. Studies suggest PFAS exposures may have an increased risk of adverse health effects in humans. Currently there are no reported clinically actionable concentrations of PFAS; however, testing for PFAS in blood helps to provide a baseline to evaluate future exposure risks. Once a baseline has been established, individuals are able to make better informed decisions and actively limit future exposure to these chemicals.View Test Details Arrange a Consultation
PFAS STUDIES AT A GLANCE
|Author||PFAS Study||Associated Adverse Health Effects|
|Steenland, et al, 2020||Review: Evolution of evidence on PFOA and health following the assessment of the C8 Science Panel||The residents of the community suffered testicular cancer, kidney cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and increased cholesterol levels|
|ATSDR, 2018||What are the health effects of PFAS?||Changes in liver enzymes, increased cholesterol levels and high blood pressure including pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, increased risk of kidney and testicular cancer, decreased infant birth weights and vaccine response in children.|
|Blake et al, 2020||Early life exposure to PFAS and latent health outcomes: A review including the placenta as a target tissue and possible driver of peri- and postnatal effects||Reduced kidney function, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disruption, and adverse pregnancy outcomes including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preeclampsia, and low birth weight.|
|Fenton et al, 2020||PFAS substance toxicity and human health review: Current state of knowledge and strategies for informing future research||Altered immune and thyroid function, liver disease, lipid and insulin dysregulation, kidney disease, adverse reproductive and developmental outcomes, and cancer.|
WHAT IS PFAS?
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, are man-made synthetic chemical compounds known for their surfactant properties. Since the late 1940’s PFAS chemicals have been manufactured and used throughout the United States and around the world in products such as nonstick cookware, grease-resistant paper, fast food containers, candy wrappers, cleaning products, stain and heat resistant materials found on our clothing, furniture and carpets, personal care products and fire fighter foam better known as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF).
Known as “forever chemicals”, PFAS substance do not break down in the environment. Following exposure, PFAS compounds can be absorbed and accumulate in the body over time.
WHERE ARE PFAS CHEMICALS FOUND?
Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)
Clothing and Shoes
Furniture and Carpets
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HOW CAN I ORDER A TEST?
NMS Labs’ PFAS panel tests for 6 of the most common PFAS chemicals and has been used by the government, researchers and physicians to establish baselines to exposure. If you would like to arrange a consultation with NMS Labs to address your specific PFAS testing needs, please complete the form below.