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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 12, 2019
  • Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a large class of approximately 5,000 man-made chemicals used in industry and consumer products worldwide, may affect people’s health.
  • CDC/ATSDR recently announced exposure assessments in communities near current or former military installations known to have past or current PFAS contamination in drinking water.
  • Public health professionals can help educate communities about how to reduce their PFAS exposure with ATSDR resources and tools.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019