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Stockholm Arlanda Airport as a source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to water, sediment and fish

Ahrens, Lutz; Norström, Karin; Viktor, Tomas; Cousins, Anna Palm; Josefsson, Sarah


Fire training facilities are potential sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to the nearby environment due to the usage of PFAS-containing aqueous fire-fighting foams (AFFFs). The multimedia distribution of perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (PFCAs), perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (PFSAs), perfluorooctanesulfonamide (PFOSA) and 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate (FFSA) was investigated near a fire training facility at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden. The whole body burden of PFASs in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) was 334 +/- 80 mu g absolute and was distributed as follows: Gonad > liver approximate to muscle > blood > gill. The bioconcentration factor (BCF) and sediment/water partition coefficient (K-d) increased by 0.6-1.7 and 0.2-0.5 log units, respectively, for each additional CF2 moiety for PFCAs and PFSAs. PFAS concentrations in water showed no significant decreasing trend between 2009 and 2013 (p > 0.05), which indicates that Stockholm Arlanda Airport may be an important source for long-term contamination of the nearby environment with PFASs. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs); Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); Aqueous fire-fighting foams (AFFFs); Bioconcentration factor (BCF); Sediment/water partition coefficient (K-d)

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2015, Volym: 129, sidor: 33-38