Screening new PFAS compounds 2018
AuthorHanssen, Linda; Herzke, Dorte; Nikiforov, Vladimir; Moe, Børge; Nygård, Torgeir; van Dijk, Jiska Joanneke; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Fuglei, Eva; Yeung, Leo; Vogelsang, Christian; Carlsson, Pernilla Marianne
This screening project has focused on the occurrence of conventional andemerging PFASs in terrestrial and marine environments, including the Arctic. Conventional PFASs were found to be wide-spread in the environment and for the first time in Norway reported in wolf, a top predator from the terrestrial environment.Otters living in close proximity to human settlements and preying on the marine food chain,are heavily contaminated with PFASs. Areas where ski-testing activitiesare common are a potential “hotspot” where PFASs can enter the food chain. The difference in PFAS-profile between the samples indicatesthat the diversity in samples are necessary to reveal the complete picture of PFASs in the environment.