A special issue (numbers 3 and 4 combined) of Reproductive Toxicology is devoted to recent advances in perfluoroalkyl acid research, particularly with respect to reproductive and developmental toxicology. As described in the accompanying editorial (Lau C., Reproductive Toxicology 2009, 27, 209) {182015}, the issue contains seventeen original research papers and two reviews, and also includes the meeting proceedings of a 2008 workshop sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency on perfluoroalkyl acids. According to the meeting report (Lau C. et al., ibid. 2009, 27, 429) {182016}, 28 posters were presented at the workshop addressing a range of topics including pharmacokinetic models, adverse health outcomes and the development of health advisories for specific fluorochemical compounds in ground and drinking water. Clearly not everything you might ever need to know about these persistent chemicals, but at more than 200 pages, this special issue should keep the odd toxicologist (or two) happily occupied for a while.

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