Assessing effectiveness of PFAS exposure control in individuals from exposed communities and occupationally exposed cohorts such as fire fighters

  • Kirk, Martyn (PI)
  • Mueller, Jochen (PI)
  • Aylward, Lesa (CoI)
  • Braeunig, Jennifer (CoI)
  • Fielding, Kelly (CoI)
  • Fritschi, Lin (CoI)
  • Kay, Margaret (CoI)
  • McLachlan, Michael (CoI)
  • Toms, L.M.L (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Trends in serum concentrations of PFAS measured in cross-sectional pooled serum studies in Australia demonstrate that exposure to most routinely studiedand bioaccumulative PFAS has substantially declined in the general population over the last two decades. This demonstrates that regulation of PFAS use inconsumer products has been very effective. However, there are a number of communities and work cohorts that have experienced above normal exposure.We will use this information to identify individuals and associated factors that can be relatedto fast PFAS clearance versus slow clearance/lack of clearance/increase and determine ongoing exposure/exposure pathways for individuals for whichclearance remains unsatisfactory. Furthermore, we will use the gained information to model (and date) individuals peak serum concentrations for relevant(elevated) PFAS. The models we develop will assist in other epidemiological studies.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date31/07/2030/07/25

    Funding

    • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): A$77,950.00

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