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CONCENTRATIONS AND PATTERNS OF PERFLUOROALKYL ACIDS IN GEORGIA, USA SURFACE WATERS NEAR AND DISTANT TO A MAJOR USE SOURCE

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, January 2008
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Title
CONCENTRATIONS AND PATTERNS OF PERFLUOROALKYL ACIDS IN GEORGIA, USA SURFACE WATERS NEAR AND DISTANT TO A MAJOR USE SOURCE
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, January 2008
DOI 10.1897/07-659.1
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Authors

Brad J. Konwick, Gregg T. Tomy, Nargis Ismail, James T. Peterson, Rebecca J. Fauver, David Higginbotham, Aaron T. Fisk

Abstract

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are widespread contaminants emanating from, among other sources, the production/degradation of fluorinated chemicals used in surface repellant applications, such as carpet manufacturing. The goal of the present study was to assess the concentrations of PFAAs, including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA), perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUA), and perfluorooctane sulfonamide (PFOSA), in surface waters both near a wastewater land application system (LAS) in Dalton (GA, USA), home to North America's largest carpet manufacturing site, and distant to this location (Altamaha River, GA, USA) to understand the fate of PFAAs in freshwater. Levels of PFAAs were high in the Conasauga River (GA, USA) downstream of the LAS (PFOA, 253-1,150 ng/L; PFOS, 192-318 ng/L; PFNA, 202-369 ng/L; PFDA, 30.1-113 ng/L; PFUA, 58.0-99.2 ng/L; PFOSA, 162-283 ng/L) and in streams and ponds in Dalton (PFOA, 49.9-299 ng/L; PFOS, 15.8-120 ng/L), and were among the highest measured at a nonspill or direct-release location. Perfluoroalkyl acids in the Altamaha River were much lower (PFOA, 3.0-3.1 ng/L; PFOS, 2.6-2.7 ng/L), but were a source of PFAAs to Georgia's estuaries. A preliminary hazard assessment indicated that concentrations of PFOS at two sites in the Conasauga River exceeded the threshold effect predicted for birds consuming aquatic organisms that are exposed continuously to the PFOS levels at these sites. Assuming that toxicity for all PFAAs quantified is equal to that of PFOS, the sum total PFAAs at two sites within the Conasauga River exceeded PFOS thresholds for aquatic and avian species, warranting additional research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 16 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 16%
Engineering 5 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 7%
Chemistry 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2018.
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#2,335,093
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Outputs from Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
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#52,522
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#10
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