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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in livestock and game species: a review

Clare Death Senior Consultant
Clare Death

Claire has a background in both clinical, field-based and government management of animal disease, in addition to interdisciplinary research experience involving statistical analysis, modelling and peer-reviewed publications. She provides the skills required to assess complex scenarios and data, and collaborate to produce fit-for-purpose assessments and recommendations. Clare has specific interest in solutions-focused environmental toxicology and wildlife toxicology, with broad skills in the encompassing fields of environmental epidemiology and One Health.

Clare is a registered veterinarian, a member of the Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment (ACTRA) and a member, by examination, of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, in Veterinary Epidemiology.

Clare Death and Tarah Hagen from our Toxicology and Risk Assessment team have recently had a paper they authored and co-authored with representatives from Agriculture Victoria and University of Melbourne, published in Science of the Total Environment, an international journal for Scientific Research into the Environment and its Relationship with Humankind.

This paper entitled “Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in livestock and game species: a review” compiles information from terrestrial livestock and game species as a source of dietary PFAS exposure in humans, and discusses PFAS toxicokinetics and health effects in animals, while identifying future focus areas. You can take a read of the full journal article here