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  • Chemicals: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Substances

    … Learn what you need to know about perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Also known as: PFAS There are thousands of types of PFAS. The most common types are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanoic …
    • Updated on October 10, 2022.
  • Eat Fish Safely: Recommendations

    … fish are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PCBs PCBs are human-made compounds. In the past, they were used a lot in manufacturing. … your intake of mercury from fish, choose fish species with known lower levels of mercury. PFAS Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is a type of PFAS. It’s a chemical that has been used since the 1950s in many products that resist grease, …
    • Updated on March 10, 2023.
  • Drinking Water Concerns

    … You can learn more about the health effects of nitrate on our Nitrate in Private Wells page . PFAS Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of manmade chemicals. Some PFAS have been found in certain public water systems and private wells in Wisconsin . We are …
    • Updated on January 12, 2023.
  • Proposed Budget: Building Healthy Communities

    … face when seeking worker’s compensation. Invest in public health Dedicate resources to PFAS assessment and response. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products that are known to be toxic, mobile, and do not break down naturally. A number of PFAS compounds are known to pose a risk to human health, causing adverse health effects. To …
    • Updated on March 02, 2023.
  • Groundwater Standard Recommendations (Cycle 10)

    … DHS continues to support the recommended groundwater standards for PFAS and other hazardous substances. On February 23, 2022, the Natural Resources Board did not … on addressing total coliform bacteria in private wells. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOA) Perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOA) is a type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS have been used in many products since the 1950s including food packaging, …
    • Updated on July 08, 2022.
  • Recommended Groundwater Standards (Cycle 11)

    … perfluorohexadecanoic acid (PFHxDA); and perfluorononane sulfonic acid (PFNS). Resources Our PFAS webpage has information on sources and health effects of PFAS. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has fact sheets  on health …
    • Updated on March 15, 2021.
  • Eat Fish Safely: Projects

    … National Program Office. An analysis from the same group examined perfluoroalkyl substances’ (PFAS) levels and factors associated with exposure, as well as associations between PFAS levels and self-reported health outcomes with high fish consumption. PFAS were associated mainly with endocrine related outcomes, such as pre-diabetes and diabetes, …
    • Updated on February 17, 2023.
  • Chemical List

    … N-Z Naphthalene Nitrate Nitrogen Dioxide Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Pesticides Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Sodium …
    • Updated on June 16, 2022.
  • Gov. Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access

    … lead levels. Additionally, the budget dedicates DHS resources to assessing and responding to PFAS in communities throughout the state. To improve access and availability of healthy food, …
    • Updated on March 02, 2023.
Last revised March 24, 2023