Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – An Epidemiological Study

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Page last updated: 14 March 2018

The Australian Government has commissioned the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU) to examine the potential health effects resulting from PFAS exposure through an epidemiological study. This study is being run concurrently with the Voluntary Blood Testing Program.

The Australian Government has extended its epidemiological study to the expanded investigation area around RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW, in line with the Department of Defence’s updated human health risk assessment and the announcement by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Additionally, as part of a $5.7 million community support package for those impacted by PFAS emanating from RAAF Base Tindal, the Australian Government has extended its epidemiological study to the investigation area around RAAF Base Tindal.

For further information on the epidemiological study, its timeframe and  contact details for the study team, please visit the ANU PFAS Epidemiological Study page.

For more information on this epidemiological study please contact pfas.health.study@anu.edu.au.