With a little help from its friends, NIEHS updates congressional staff

Professor Joseph Braun recently spoke to members of Congress and their staff during a  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) briefing on children's environmental health. Braun described how even low levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may place children’s health at risk.

Those chemicals are found in many consumer and industrial products, such as nonstick cookware and firefighting foam. His team is assessing how PFAS exposure may affect brain development, allergic response, and occurrence of asthma and obesity.

Braun called for research to further quantify PFAS-related health problems in children and to develop solutions for reducing exposures.

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