PFAS Resources

To discuss child health questions with a pediatrician or environmental health nurse, contact the Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) based at the University of Washington at 1-877-543-2436 or
Clinical Guidance

An Overview of the Science and Guidance for Clinicians on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), released 12/2019


Fairbanks North Star Borough (AK) near Eielson Air Force Base

PFAS Clinical Visit Tips (for Clinicians), 1/2021

What Patients Need to Know about PFAS, 1/2021


CDC/ATSDR: PFAS Exposure Assessment Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, AK 

For PFAS health effects and other guidance by Alaska Health and Social Services Environmental Health Division, visit: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

For EPA information about PFAS in drinking water visit:  Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS: Questions and Answers 

Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA

Summary Letter

PFAS Clinical Guidance

What Patients Need to Know About PFAS


CDC/ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment: Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA

CDC/ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment: Community Level Results, Spokane County, WA

CDC/ATSDR: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Your Health, Spokane County, WA

Spokane Regional Health District Airway Heights PFAS Exposure Assessment


General Resources

CDC/ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment (PFAS exposure assessment throughout the US)

NSF/ANSI 53 Drinking Water Treatment Units - Health Effects (or call the NSF at 1-800-673-8010)

WA State Department of Health PFAS website (This includes guidance on drinking-water testing. Please contact PEHSU for help as needed.)

WA State Board of Health Rulemaking for PFAS in Drinking Water

Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls  (ATSDR) (updated 5/2021)

CDC/ATSDR: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) FAQs (1/2020)

Current CDC/ATSDR Activities to Address PFAS Concerns, 12/2019

For EPA information about PFAS in drinking water visit:  Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS: Questions and Answers 

Keeping Your Home and Family Health: Reduce Your Exposure to PFAS (WA Dept. of Ecology)

Toxic Chemicals in Breast Milk (Toxic-Free Future)





Potential Exposure Sources and Health Impacts of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Guidance for Clinicians (pdf of slides)

CDC Webinar: "PFAS and Protecting Your Health", 11/2019

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): What Clinicians Need to Know (On-demand PEHSU Grand Rounds, 1/2021)