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As concerns about PFAS rise, doctors scramble to learn about the toxic chemicals

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A report from the National Academies recommends that individuals with significant exposure to toxic chemicals, known as PFAS, get a blood test and ongoing medical monitoring.

WBUR, September 2022

A major report from the National Academies recommended that individuals with significant exposure to toxic chemicals, known as PFAS, get a blood test and ongoing medical monitoring. The guidance covers a wide range of people, including those who live near commercial airports, military bases and farms where sewage sludge may have been used.

Yet, many doctors don’t know how to order a PFAS blood test — nor how to interpret the results when the test is done.

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