Endocrine Disruptor Potential of Short- and Long-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)—A Synthesis of Current Knowledge with Proposal of Molecular Mechanism

Study synthetizes the current literature reports on the presence, bioaccumulation and, particularly, endocrine toxicity of selected long- and short-chain PFASs, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms underlying their endocrine actions. February 21, 2021 | International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Household low pile carpet usage was associated with increased serum PFAS concentrations in 2005–2006

Study found significantly higher serum concentrations of PFAS in US residents residing in homes with low pile carpeting compared with those residing in homes with smooth surface in 2005-2006. February 4, 2021 | Environmental Research

Perfluoroalkyl substances and sex hormones in postmenopausal women: NHANES 2013–2016

Study indicates that n-PFOA and PFHxS were positively associated with levels of several androgen indicators (which lead to higher risk of cardiometabolic diseases) in postmenopausal women, particularly among overweight/obese ones. February 3, 2021 | Environment International

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in serum and associations with food consumption and use of personal care products in the Norwegian biomonitoring study from the EU project EuroMix

The participants in the EuroMix study were exposed to PFASs through their diet and PCP use. Several PFASs were found to be positively associated with fish consumption. Sunscreen, mouthwash, and lip gloss/lip balm were found to be positively associated with PFASs. January 30, 2021 | Environmental Research