Human Exposure to Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): A Clinical Medical Anthropology Study of Bone Mineral Content

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) represent a group of chemicals that are widely used in consumer and industrial products resulting in their accumulation in the ecosystem. Consequently, ingestion of these chemicals negatively impacts human health. This study utilizes a stepwise linear regression analysis of publicly available demographic, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry of the femur, and serum specimen data from the 20172018 NHANES database ( to examine the relationship between bone mineral content and the presence of PFAS chemicals in humans. The analysis indicates a strong relationship, influenced by socioeconomic background, between femoral bone mineral content and exposure to PFAS.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2023
EventSociety for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting 2023 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Mar 28 2023Apr 1 2023


ConferenceSociety for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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