Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a group of specialty chemicals made for use in industrial and consumer products. They are also processing byproducts and breakdown products of other fluorinated chemicals. PFCs are found ubiquitously in human populations and other species, and detectable concentrations have been found in surface water, ground water and sediments. The data here are for PFOA and PFOS only.
All PFC studies included in the timeline were performed at doses of 5 parts per million or less (5 mg/kg bw).