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Delayed discovery, dissemination, and decisions on intervention in environmental health: a case study on immunotoxicity of perfluorinated alkylate substances

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, July 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 1,163)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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47 news outlets
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1 blog
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44 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 Redditor

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Title
Delayed discovery, dissemination, and decisions on intervention in environmental health: a case study on immunotoxicity of perfluorinated alkylate substances
Published in
Environmental Health, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12940-018-0405-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Philippe Grandjean

Abstract

Identification and characterization of environmental hazards that impact human health must rely on the best possible science to inform and inspire appropriate public health intervention. The perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs) are persistent emerging pollutants that are now being recognized as important human health hazards. Although the PFASs have been produced for over 60 years, academic research on environmental health aspects has appeared only in the most recent 10 years or so. In the meantime, these persistent chemicals accumulated in the global environment. Some early studies e.g., on population exposures and toxicity, were not released to the public until after year 2000. Still, the first PFAS risk assessments ignored these reports and relied on scant journal publications. The first guidelines and legal limits for PFAS exposure, e.g., from drinking water, were proposed 10 years ago. They have decreased substantially since then, but remain higher than suggested by data on human adverse effects, especially on the immune system, that occur at background exposure levels. By now, the best-known PFASs are being phased out, and related PFASs are being introduced as substitutes. Given the substantial delays in discovery of PFAS toxicity, in dissemination of findings, and in regulatory decisions, PFAS substitutes and other persistent industrial chemicals should be subjected to prior scrutiny before widespread usage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Other 9 24%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 13 34%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 7 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 413. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2019.
All research outputs
#27,376
of 14,498,785 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#16
of 1,163 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,135
of 274,872 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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