Health risks of PFAS, the Forever Chemical — October 4

In May 2021, the Miami Group launched a study of PFAS in regional public water supplies, related to possible conamination issues in Montogomery County related to Wright-Patterson AFB and the Aullwood Audubon Center near Dayton. Susan Pinney, PhD, of UC’s Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine will discuss the history of PFAS exposure through the drinking water in the Greater Cincinnati Area. She will share research studies regarding two populations, a cohort of girls in puberty and a large adult cohort.

Join us at 7 PM on Monday, October 4, for an Innings with Professor Pinney. Here is the link for the Zoom meeting:

Susan Pinney
Susan Pinney

Susan M. Pinney, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, and the Director of the Center for Environmental Genetics at the UC and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has conducted research in exposure epidemiology for the past 32 years, focusing on environmental factors such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates and phenols such as bisphenol-A (BPA) that influence the age at pubertal events such as breast development in girls and other medical conditions such as thyroid and kidney disease in adults. Since 1990 she has been the Research Director of the Fernald Community Cohort with data and biospecimens collected over 31 years which have been used for 86 research studies.

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