Advanced PFAS precursor digestion methods for biosolids

15 Sep 2020 | Environ. Chem.

A review of current PFAS-detection methods found them significantly underestimating total PFAS-loads in wastewater and biosolid matrices.

Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Current State-of-the Science and a Proposed Path Forward.

15 Sep 2020 | Environ. Toxicol. Chem.

This paper summarizes discussions concerning ecotoxicology and ecological risks of PFAS.

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

15 Sep 2020 | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int

PFHxA, PFHxS, and 6:2 FTS were the most prevalent PFAS in the Red Sea.

Association between exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and blood glucose in pregnant women

15 Sep 2020 | Int J Hyg Environ Health

PFAS exposure was linked to impaired glucose metabolism among young adults.

Association between exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and metabolic syndrome and related outcomes among older residents living near a Science Park in Taiwan

15 Sep 2020 | Int J Hyg Environ Health

PFNA and PFOS were found to be positively associated with uric acid levels, especially in elderly males.

Immunotoxicity of an Electrochemically Fluorinated Aqueous Film-Forming Foam

14 Sep 2020 | Toxicol. Sci.

Male mice exposed to PFAS-containing fire fighting foams saw a decrease in body weight by 15% and an increase of liver weight up to 200%.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl contaminated freshwater impacts adjacent riparian food webs

9 Sep 2020 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

PFAS were found to contaminate riparian food webs through insects such as dragon- and damselflies.

Perfluoroalkyl acids and sulfonamides and dietary, biological and ecological associations in peregrine falcons from the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin, Canada

9 Sep 2020 | Environ. Res.

The study's findings highlighted the importance of integrating dietary, biological, and ecological factors when studying PFAS exposure in birds.

Neurotoxic Effects of Lactational Exposure to Perfluorooctane Sulfonate on Learning and Memory in Adult Male Mouse

8 Sep 2020 | Food Chem Toxicol

The present study showed that lactational PFOS exposure has a profound, long-lasting neurotoxic effect in the brain and consequently leads to learning and memory deficits.

Effect of washing, soaking, and cooking methods on perfluorinated compounds in mackerel

8 Sep 2020 | Food Sci Nutr

Grilling and cooking with high starch foods was found to decrease PFAS concentrations in fish significantly.

Association between prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and respiratory tract infections in preschool children

8 Sep 2020 | Environ. Res.

Children with higher prenatal PFBS were more vulnerable to respiratory infections in early life, which may be attributed to immunosuppression.

Legacy and emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in multi-media around a landfill in China: Implications for the usage of PFASs alternatives

8 Sep 2020 | Sci. Total Environ.

Short-chain PFAS such as PFBS was found in rising concentrations in surface waters replacing long-chain legacy PFAS.

Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Allergic Outcomes in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

8 Sep 2020 | Environ. Res.

The meta-analysis results suggest that PFASs exposure could potentially be associated with eczema, skin inflammation, and hay fever during childhood.

Deterministic risk assessment of firefighting water additives to aquatic organisms

8 Sep 2020 | Ecotoxicology

This study presents the first deterministic risk assessment of firefighting water additives in aquatic ecosystems.