Products containing PFAS have been used worldwide for more than 50 years in a variety of industrial and consumer products resulting in ubiquitous distribution in both environmental and human samples. The reported health effects in animals include reproductive and developmental toxicity and carcinogenicity. Leisa will discuss long-term population trends in Australia for PFAS body burden including age, gender and temporal trends.

Dr Leisa-Maree Toms is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, QUT. She has 12 years of research experience within the field of Environmental Toxicology and Biomonitoring and has taught at The University of Queensland and QUT in the areas of population health, environmental toxicology and risk assessment. Dr Toms’ primary research focus is on monitoring persistent organic environmental pollutants in the Australian population. She has published over 70 scholarly papers and book chapters and has received over half a million dollars worth of funding since 2010, including an ARC DECRA and ARC LIEF.


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