8. Epidemiological Evidence on the Health Effects of Perfluorooctanoic Acid

  1. Arnold Schecter
  1. Kyle Steenland1,
  2. Tony Fletcher2 and
  3. David A. Savitz3

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch8

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition

How to Cite

Steenland, K., Fletcher, T. and Savitz, D. A. (2012) Epidemiological Evidence on the Health Effects of Perfluorooctanoic Acid, in Dioxins and Health: Including Other Persistent Organic Pollutants and Endocrine Disruptors, Third Edition (ed A. Schecter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118184141.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470605295

Online ISBN: 9781118184141

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Keywords:

  • PFOA and health effects, epidemiological evidence;
  • PFOA and lymphoid organ atrophy;
  • PFOA, PFOS in reproduction, with PFOA metabolism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lipids, Uric Acid, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, and Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Cancer

  • Immune Function, Thyroid Function, Hormones, Liver Function, and Kidney Function

  • Reproductive and Developmental Outcomes

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References