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

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Page last updated: 12 June 2020

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.

The study area includes the towns of Oakey in Queensland, Williamtown in New South Wales and Katherine in the Northern Territory.

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the release of the final report of the ANU PFAS Epidemiological Study will be delayed until mid-2021. Please see the joint Media Release by Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy and the ANU PFAS Epidemiological Study Principal Investigator Professor Martyn Kirk for further details.

For more information on this epidemiological study, please visit the ANU PFAS Epidemiological Study page or contact