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How to Reduce Your Exposure to PFAS Factsheet

This ODH factsheet offers guidance on how to reduce exposure to a group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including:

  • What are PFAS and how might I be exposed to them?
  • Can I get sick from being exposed to PFAS?
  • What sources of PFAS exist?
  • How can I avoid PFAS?
  • Where can I get more information?

Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving PFAS.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.


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