Superfund Research Program

October 2023

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Scientists with North Carolina State University SRP Center measured levels of PFAS in dogs, horses, and children in towns downstream of a PFAS manufacturing plant after the community voiced concern about the health of their pets and families. The authors identified concentrations of two types of PFAS in dogs that were similar to the concentrations found in children from another North Carolina town.

According to researchers, companion animals and livestock may provide critical information about the routes of exposure and potential PFAS toxicity, because, like humans, they are sensitive to long-term PFAS exposures.

To learn more, see the NIEHS Extramural Paper of the Month.