What are the health risks of ingesting PFAS?

Scientists are studying the health effects of elevated PFAS blood levels and preliminary research indicates that health effects may include types of cancer, high cholesterol, and decreased vaccine response in children. Because of their prevalence in our homes, as well as environmental exposure via the air, water, and dust, virtually every person in America has a detectable level of PFAS in their blood.

Currently, there is no immediate public health risk, and people do not need to stop drinking their water. The state health department will keep providing facts to help inform the public about the latest science.

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1. Why are we hearing about PFAS now if they have been around for decades?
2. Why are PFAS a concern?
3. What are the health risks of ingesting PFAS?
4. Is there PFAS in Parker's water or wastewater?
5. What is PWSD doing?
6. How can I reduce my exposure to PFAS?