The majority of the 126 pollutants found in everyone are non-persistent compounds with relatively short half-lives. Air pollutants, bisphenols and phthalates are in this category. For these three compounds avoidance is the first step, followed by reversal of tissue damage. Perfluorocarbons are persistent and are probably the most difficult pollutant to move out of the body. Avoidance methods for these four pollutant classes will be discusses along with the most effective means of reversing pollutant-induced tissue damage. Depuration strategies for perfluorocarbons will also be addressed.
- Participants will be able to devise an effective avoidance strategy for bisphenols, phthalates, air pollutants and perflourocompounds.
- Participants will be able to list the best approaches for prevention and reversal of pollutant-induced tissue damage.
- Participants will be able to discuss the efficacy of common cleansing methods to reduce perfluorocarbon contamination in humans.