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The PFOA substitute GenX detected in the environment near a fluoropolymer manufacturing plant in the Netherlands

14 Oct 2019 | Chemosphere

GenX and PFOA also detected in drinking water samples radiating from a manufacturing facility.

Occurrences of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in tree bark: Interspecies variability related to chain length

14 Oct 2019 | Sci. of The Tot. Env.

Species-dependent bark accumulation of PFASs was investigated.

White-Tailed Eagle () Body Feathers Document Spatiotemporal Trends of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Northern Environment.

14 Oct 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

Feathers from birds of prey indicate the on-going use of PFOS around Nordic countries.

Adsorption behaviour and mechanism of the PFOS substitute OBS (sodium p-perfluorous nonenoxybenzene sulfonate) on activated carbon

13 Oct 2019 | R Soc Open Sci.

Sodium p-perfluorous nonenoxybenzene sulfonate, an alternative to PFOS, was efficiently removed using activated carbon.

Fate of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Ether Acids in the Total Oxidizable Precursor Assay and Implications for the Analysis of Impacted Water

13 Oct 2019 | ACS Pub.

Using advanced techniques, scientists accurately determined the presence of previously undetectable PFAS and predicted the exposure of decades past.

Electrochemical Oxidation of Hexafluoropropylene Oxide Dimer Acid (GenX): Mechanistic Insights and Efficient Treatment Train with Nanofiltration

13 Oct 2019 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

Nanofiltration found to be a cost-effective treatment for water contaminated with GenX and other PFAS.

Dietary Habits Related to Food Packaging and Population Exposure to PFASs

11 Oct 2019 | Envir. Health Pers.

A study found the consumption of meals from fast-food restaurants associated with higher PFAS blood levels and lower with food prepared and eaten at home.

Association between perfluoroalkyl substance concentrations and blood pressure in adolescents

8 Oct 2019 | Environ Pollut.

Serum PFOS concentrations predominantly affected blood pressure in male adolescents compared with female adolescents.

Superhydrophobic and oleophobic ultra-fine dry chemical agent with higher chemical activity and longer fire-protection

8 Oct 2019 | Journ. of Haz. Mat.

A new method for preventing the re-ignition of pool fires was developed.

Perfluoroalkyl substances and bone health in young men: a pilot study.

8 Oct 2019 | Endocrine

Exposure to PFAS may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Exploring open cheminformatics approaches for categorizing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

7 Oct 2019 | Environ Sci Process Impacts

New methods of PFAS classification and categorization were investigated.

Concentration, distribution and sources of perfluoroalkyl substances and organochlorine pesticides in surface sediments of the northern Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea and adjacent Arctic Ocean

7 Oct 2019 | Chemosphere

PFAS levels in artic oceanic sediments found to be low to moderate compared to other coastal and marine sediments worldwide.

Assessing Continued Electrochemical Treatment of Groundwater Impacted by Aqueous Film-Forming Foams.

1 Oct 2019 | Jour. of Envir. Eng.

Perfluoroalkyl substances found to be broken down by different mechanisms than polyfluoroalkyl substances in water.

Perfluoroalkyl substances and changes in bone mineral density: A prospective analysis in the POUNDS-LOST study

1 Oct 2019 | Envir. Research

A study finds high PFAS blood levels are associated with lower bone mineral density following weight loss.

Occurrence of perfluoroalkyl substances in selected Victorian rivers and estuaries: An historical snapshot

30 Sep 2019 | Heliyon

PFAS found in the Australian countryside highlights that contamination is not just an issue for more densely populated countries in the northern hemisphere.

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