PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar
This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Potential sources of exposures, potential health impacts, and guidance for clinicians
Drinking water contaminated with perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been a recurrent problem in communities across the US. But many healthcare providers and public health professionals know little about these substances, and the data surrounding exposure and potential health risks can be confusing. This webinar will present information on what is a perfluoroalkyl substance, where they are found, common exposure pathways, potential health impacts for children and on reproductive health, and implications for clinicians.
- Define the chemical family of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and where they can be found.
- Outline the scope of potential exposure across the United States.
- Describe potential health impacts in children.
- Discuss implications for clinicians.
Laura Anderko, PhD, RN
Region 3 PEHSU
Dr. Susan Buchanan is board certified in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she teaches occupational and environmental health topics in the Occupational Medicine Residency Program, Family Medicine Department, School of Public Health. She is also Director of the Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health, which is the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) for federal Region 5. In this role she receives inquiries on patients exposed to PFAS. Dr. Buchanan participates in webinars, updates and conversations within the PEHSU network on addressing PFAS exposure.
Alan Woolf, MD, MPH, FAAP, FAACT, FACMT
This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners.
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Disclaimer: This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 5 NU61TS000237-04 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701-04. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
Disclosure: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Charles A. McKay and he wishes to disclose that he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Environmental Health Research Foundation (EHRF). EHRF addresses issues related to biomonitoring, a topic that is also relevant to some of the activities in the Grand Round Series that might be discussed in future sessions. EHRF receives funding from sources that includes industry. Dr. McKay has reviewed and written material for EHRF, that could create a perceived conflict of interest regarding environmental chemical exposure assessment/measurement.
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Charles A. McKay to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC does not accept commercial support.