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High Concentrations of Pfas in Blood May Be Linked to Higher Diabetes in Middle-Aged Women

April 12, 2022

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Presented by Michigan News

PFAS, a group of “forever chemicals,” are pervasive in our environment – from the cooking utensils we use to cleaning products to our clothing. According to a new U-M study, high concentrations of these chemicals are associated with an increased risk of diabetes in middle-aged women—similar to the risks posed by cigarette smoking and being overweight. Sung Kyun Park, professor of epidemiology and environmental health sciences at U-M’s School of Public Health, highlights findings from the study, noting that lowering exposure could help combat this disease.

 

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