February 22, 2005
A number of resources are available to learn more about perfluorinated chemicals, their health effects, and the research that has been conducted on those substances.
GOVERNMENT RESOURCES ON PERFLUORINATED CHEMICALS
Environmental Protection Agency,
which has an extensive collection of documents on these substances. You can also order Administrative Record 226, which contains numerous CDs of data on perfluorinated chemicals.
Minnesota Department of Health, Background on perfluorochemicals and health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes perfluorinated chemicals in its biomonitoring program.
3M, Information on perfluorinated chemicals.
COMMUNITIES INVESTIGATING PFOA/PFOS/PFBA CONTAMINATION
The Little Hocking Water Association, The water utility for Little Hocking, Ohio, near the DuPont Washington Works plant.
Environmental Working Group, a health advocacy group that is active on perfluorinated chemicals.
Society of the Plastics Industry, which has developed a fact sheet on PFOA.
American Chemical Society article, Piecing Together the Perfluorinated Puzzle.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH INTO FLUOROCHEMICALS
Professor John Giesy, Michigan State University. Giesy was the first to discover perfluorinated compounds in the environment, and his research continues in this area.