Perfluorooctanesulfonate and perfluorooctanoate exacerbate airway inflammation in asthmatic mice and in vitro

23 Feb 2021 | Sci Total Environ

PFAS exposure decreased mice’s ability to regulate inflammation in their respiratory organs.

Evaluation of published bioconcentration factor (BCF) and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) data for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances across aquatic species

23 Feb 2021 | Environ Toxicol Chem

In general, carbonyl and sulfonyl PFAS classes are relatively data-rich while phosphate, fluorotelomer, and ether PFAS classes are data-limited for fish and nonexistent for most other taxonomic classes.

Regulating PFAS as a Chemical Class under the California Safer Consumer Products Program

22 Feb 2021 | Environ Health Perspect

In this commentary, we present the rationale adopted by the State of California's DTSC for regulating PFAS as a class in certain consumer products.

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

17 Feb 2021 | Sci. Total Environ.

A compilation of information from livestock and game species as a source of PFAS exposure to humans and discusses toxicokinetics and health effects in animals.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Human Serum Samples of Selected Populations from Ghana

17 Feb 2021 | Int J Environ Res Public Health

PFOS, PFHxS, PFHpS, and PFDA were found in the general public and electronic repair workers.

Degradation of perfluoroheptanoic acid in water by electron beam irradiation

16 Feb 2021 | Environ. Chem. Lett.

PFHpA was successfully degraded using electron beam irradiation leading researchers to believe that it may be a promising technique against other short-chain PFAS.

Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances in early pregnancy and risk of sporadic first trimester miscarriage

16 Feb 2021 | Sci Rep

Unknown mechanisms contribute to PFOA exposure and miscarriage during the second half of the first trimester.

Effects of in vitro exposure of perfluorooctanoic acid and monocrotophos on astroglia SVG p12 cells

16 Feb 2021 | J Appl Toxicol

PFOA was found to inhibit the function of neurons potentially leading to neurodegenerative diseases.

Uptake and translocation of perfluoroalkyl acids by hydroponically grown lettuce and spinach exposed to spiked solution and treated wastewaters

16 Feb 2021 | Sci Total Environ

Significant associations exist between PFAS exposure and individual components of Metabolic syndrome, mainly elevated blood pressure and fat in the blood.

The Price of Really Clean Water: Combining Nanofiltration with Granular Activated Carbon and Anion Exchange Resins for the Removal of Per- And Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFASs) in Drinking Water Production

15 Feb 2021 | ACS ES&T Water

An analysis of nanofiltration for PFAS removal during drinking water treatment as well as the mechanistic and economic aspects of nanofiltration treatment and the management of the resulting concentrate.

Poly- and perfluorinated substances in environmental water from the Hartbeespoort and Roodeplaat Dams, South Africa

15 Feb 2021 | Water SA

PFAS concentrations in the present study are comparable to those reported in other parts of South Africa, and also Ghana, higher than the concentrations reported in Uganda, Singapore, and Vietnam, and lower than those in Germany, Japan, and China.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in surface water, gas and particle in open ocean and coastal environment

9 Feb 2021 | Chemosphere

Regional comparison of air/water properties of PFAS in the oceanic environment indicated potential partitioning of ionic PFAS between surface seawater and oceanic air.

Prenatal exposure to poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and neurobehavior in US children through 8 years of age: the HOME Study

9 Feb 2021 | Environ Res

Prenatal PFOS and PFNA were consistently associated with ADHD across two validated assessment instruments.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in serum and associations with food consumption and use of personal care products in the Norwegian biomonitoring study from the EU project EuroMix

9 Feb 2021 | Environ Res

The participants in the EuroMix study were exposed to PFASs through their diet and personal care product use.

Perfluoroalkyl substances and sex hormones in postmenopausal women: NHANES 2013-2016

9 Feb 2021 | Environ Int

n-PFOA and PFHxS were positively associated with endocrine disruption in postmenopausal women, particularly among the overweight.