University of Michigan study finds PFAS possible contributor to early menopause in women
ANN ARBOR, Mich. A recently published study by University of Michigan researchers shows that exposure to PFAS may contribute to women experiencing menopause two years earlier. Perfluoroalkyl substances, shortened to PFAS, are man-made chemicals found in fire-fighting foams, waterproofing, stain repellents, polishes, nonstick products and food packaging. The women studied within the research were from the Study of Womens Health Across the Nation, a 17-year long study investigating the health of midlife women and older women. The study was published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. In April, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team announced a $4 million grant program to support monitoring and testing for PFAS contamination for municipal airport operators.