On November 10, 2021, the civil society organization Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced an update to the PFAS-Tox Database. Now, it includes a total of 1068 studies published through January 25, 2021. Of these, 505 are human studies, 385 are animal, and 220 are in vitro toxicology studies. The initial launch of the database took place in April 2021 (FPF reported) and included studies published through May 2019. The free resource was developed by a collaborative group of scientists from universities and NGOs to collect and organize publicly available toxicological research data, especially for the PFAS suggested as replacements for problematic legacy compounds such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA; CAS 335-67-1) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS; CAS 1763-23-1). The database is now being hosted by the PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University, and further updates and improvements are planned.



PFAS-Tox Database (April 20, 2021). “PFAS Tox-Database.”

Read More

Anna Reade (November 10, 2021). “The Big Reveal: Hundreds of Health Studies on Next Gen PFAS.” NRDC