hrp0097rfc6.3 | Pituitary, neuroendocrinology and puberty 1 | ESPE2023

Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Pubertal Assessment by Ultrasound in Norwegian Boys and Girls: Data from the Bergen Growth Study 2

Halsør Forthun Ingvild , Roelants Mathieu , Småstuen Haug Line , Katrine Knutsen Helle , Særvold Bruserud Ingvild , Benedikt Juliusson Petur

Background and aim: Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic chemicals found in everyday consumer products. These chemicals are considered endocrine disruptive. However, their effect on pubertal onset and development is still unclear. The aim of the current study was therefore to explore the relationship between PFAS exposure and pubertal development using novel objective pubertal phenotyping, e.g., ultrasound-determined testicular v...