A dentist accidentally discovered #PFAS in his own blood in 1976.

#PFAs was first detected in a dentist’s own blood samples while he was evaluating the use of fluoride in 1976. His work determined that there was “widespread human tissues with trace amounts of organic fluorocompounds derived from commercial products.” It was decades later in 1999 that the first NHANES blood testing was initiated. Read the full document here.

Mindi Messmer