Asian Americans have significantly higher exposure than other ethnic or racial groups to PFAS, a family of thousands of synthetic chemicals also known as “toxic forever” chemicals, Mount Sinai-led researchers report. People frequently encounter PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in everyday life, and these exposures carry potentially adverse health impacts, according to the study published in Environmental Science and Technology.
Researchers from Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research found that exposure to chemicals commonly found in drinking water and everyday household products may result in reduced fertility in women by as much as 40 percent
PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are found in everyday products such as non-stick cookware and waterproof clothing and can accumulate in the body over time. Dr. Valvi will discuss the health risks related to PFAS and how to protect yourself and your family from them.
A novel metric that estimates our “burden,” or cumulative exposure, to a family of thousands of synthetic chemicals that we encounter in everyday life with potentially adverse health impacts, has been created by a team of researchers at the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomics and Environmental Health
Researchers from the Institute for Exposomic Research at Mount Sinai found that the growing incidence of a potentially cancer-causing liver disease in children is associated with prenatal exposure to several endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Exposure to PFAS is associated with numerous health outcomes, with children being especially vulnerable. Learn about PFAS exposures and how to protect yourself and your family from it.