The goal of health studies is to learn more about the relationship between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and health outcomes. They will provide a better scientific understanding about the relationships between PFAS exposure and certain health outcomes and will help people understand their risk for health effects. Understanding the relationship between PFAS exposure and health outcomes will allow communities and governmental agencies to make better decisions about how to protect public health. The information from health studies can be applied to communities across the nation
CDC/ATSDR announced on September 2019 that they established cooperative agreements with seven partners to study the human health effects of exposures to PFAS.