Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may reduce bone density among children and young adults

Exposure to higher levels of endocrine-disrupting chemicals may hinder bone development for children, adolescents and young adults, according to study findings published in Environmental Research.
In an analysis of data from two independent groups of youths, exposure to greater levels of some types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) was associated with decreases in bone mineral density, though associations varied based on PFAS type and sex.
“These findings are important because adolescence and young adulthood are important periods for development of BMD, which peaks in young

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