Scientific Basis for Managing PFAS as a Chemical Class

29 Jun 2020 | ES&T L

This commentary presents a scientific basis for managing as one chemical class the thousands of chemicals known as PFAS.

Characterizing and Comparing Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Commercially Available Biosolid and Organic Nonbiosolid-based Products

29 Jun 2020 | ES&T

Pore-water concentrations of water-saturated products were primarily of short-chain PFAS.

Electrochemical Destruction of ‘Forever Chemicals’: The Right Solution at the Right Time

29 Jun 2020 | Electrochem. Soc. Int.

Electrochemical oxidation was found to destroy PFAS compounds permanently.

Environmental Assessment of Various End-Of-Life Pathways for Treating Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Spent Fire-Extinguishing Waters

25 Jun 2020 | Environ Toxicol Chem

This study investigates the environmental impacts emanating from the proper treatment of spent fire-extinguishing water with three end-of-life treatment scenarios.

Environmental levels and human body burdens of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances in Africa: A critical review.

25 Jun 2020 | Sci. Total Environ.

This paper synthesises literature about the status of the pollutants and their precursors, identifies knowledge gaps and discusses future perspectives on the study of PFASs in Africa.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Neurotoxicity in Sentinel and Non-Traditional Laboratory Model Systems: Potential Utility in Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Human Health.

25 Jun 2020 | Toxics

A critical review of studies is presented, on the neurotoxicity of PFAS in sentinel and non-traditional laboratory model organisms, including nematodes, planarians, frogs, and fish, and polar bears.

Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the German Environment - Levels and Patterns in Different Matrices

24 Jun 2020 | Sci. Tot. Env.

The screening data provided here may support the differentiation between background levels and hotspot contaminations.

[REPORT] Initiatives to Evaluate the Presence of PFAS in Municipal Wastewater and Associated Residuals (Sludge/Biosolids) in Michigan

24 Jun 2020 | EGLE

This report provides a summary of the status and findings of the Industrial Pretreatment Program PFAS Initiative and an evaluation of 42 municipal WWTPs for the presence of PFAS in influents, effluents, and associated residuals (sludge/biosolids) generated at the facilities.

Comparative toxicometabolomics of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and next-generation perfluoroalkyl substances.

24 Jun 2020 | Environ. Pollut.

Taken together, it was generally concluded that toxicity of PFECA is similar to PFOA, which represents potential concerns as environmental toxicants.

Single and mixture per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances accumulate in developing Northern leopard frog brains and produce complex neurotransmission alterations.

24 Jun 2020 | Neurotoxicol Teratol

This research shows that developmental environmentally relevant exposure to PFAS changes neurotransmitters, especially acetylcholine.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Early Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia: A Case-Control Study in Southern Sweden.

24 Jun 2020 | Toxics

Low exposure levels of PFAS were associated with preeclampsia.

Combined effects of BPA and PFOS on fetal cardiac development: in vitro and in vivo experiments.

24 Jun 2020 | Environ. Toxicol. Pharmacol.

This research concludes that combined exposure to PFOS and BPA could specifically lead to increased thickening of tissue in the heart.

Another Pathway for Firefighter Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Firefighter Textiles

23 Jun 2020 | ES&TL

Textiles used as firefighter turnout gear were found to have high levels of total fluorine, and individual PFAS were identified and measured on new and used firefighting turnout gear.