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Jon Hofmann and Mark Purdue Present DCEG research at NASEM meeting on PFAS

, by DCEG Staff

Jon Hofmann and Mark Purdue

Jonathan Hofmann, Ph.D., tenure-track investigator, and Mark Purdue, Ph.D., senior investigator, in the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, participated in the Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research, October 26-27, 2020, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.

During the session on human health outcomes from PFAS exposure on day 2 of the virtual meeting, Dr. Hofmann gave a broad overview of the NCI research portfolio and presented his findings, published earlier this year, from the largest study to date on the associations of PFAS with kidney cancer risk in a prospective cohort with serum PFAS concentrations comparable to those found in the U.S. general population. Dr. Purdue served as a discussant on the same panel. 

Other presenters included scientists from a wide range of Federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Defense, and the CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Outside experts from academia and industry also presented. The Workshop was open to the public. In advance of the meeting, each agency submitted a summary of research needs and data gaps, which provided the basis for discussion.