Information on this page pertains to the East Metro Perfluorochemical Biomonitoring Pilot Project. Biomonitoring means directly measuring the amount of a chemical in someone’s body. This study was done to measure perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in the blood of people who had PFCs in their drinking water.
We wanted to see what the average levels of PFCs are, and how much the levels vary across everyone who was tested as part of the study. We wanted to know whether levels in the groups we studied are different from levels found in other studies.
Because this is a small pilot study and not a health study, this project was not designed to provide information on the health effects of being exposed to PFCs. It also was not designed to find out all of the ways that people might be exposed to PFCs. This pilot study will help the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) learn more about how to do biomonitoring in the future.
- For information about the outcomes of this pilot project, see the East Metro Perfluorochemical Biomonitoring Pilot Project.
- Also available is a brief which summarizes the outcomes of the pilot project. See the East Metro Perfluorochemical Biomonitoring Pilot Project: Report to the Community (PDF: 47KB/4 pages)
- A follow-up analysis was conducted and the summary of the outcomes can be found at Community Brief: East Metro PFC Biomonitoring Study Follow-up Analysis of PFC Levels in Blood and Past Levels of PFCs in Drinking Water (PDF: 40KB/2 pages)