Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in contaminated coastal marine waters of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea: a baseline study

By Aasim M Ali, Christopher P Higgins, Walied M Alarif, Sultan S Al-Lihaibi, Mohammed Ghandourah, and Roland Kallenborn
Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
September 15, 2020
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-020-09897-5

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are today considered important constituents of the continuously growing substance group of persistent contaminants of emerging environmental concern (PCEC). Here, we report for the first time the concentrations of 12 relevant PFASs in 28 marine water samples from the Saudi Arabian coastal waters of the Red Sea. The sum levels of 12 PFASs (Σ12 PFAS) in surface seawater ranged from -1. For the reference background site of this study, Σ12 PFAS levels ranged from

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