"The Impacts Of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Aren’t The Same For Women, Men"

"While “forever chemicals” have been linked to numerous adverse health impacts from cancers to kidney disease, they also may have disparate impacts on male and female bodies.

“Very often you see something in one sex and not the other sex,” said Linda Birnbaum, former head of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program.

“Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, can be found in many common household products and certain kinds of firefighting foams. Their use in manufacturing has led their proliferation in the air, water and soil, and they are estimated to be in the blood of about 97 percent of Americans. The federal government recently set the first nationwide limits on a few types of these substances in drinking water."

Sharon Udasin and Rachel Frazin report for The Hill May 1, 2024.


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Source: The Hill, 05/02/2024