Predictors of PFOA Levels in a Community Surrounding a Chemical Plant

  title={Predictors of PFOA Levels in a Community Surrounding a Chemical Plant},
  author={Kyle N. Steenland and Chuangfang Jin and Jessica R Macneil and Cathy A. Lally and Alan M. Ducatman and Ver{\'o}nica Vieira and Tony Fletcher},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It does not exist in nature but has been used widely since World War II. It is present in the serum of most Americans at about 4-5 ng/mL, although the routes of exposure remain unknown. OBJECTIVES We examined predictors of PFOA in mid-Ohio Valley residents living near a chemical plant that until recently released large quantities of PFOA into the environment… CONTINUE READING
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