Perfluorinated alkyl acids in water, sediment and wildlife from Sydney Harbour and surroundings

Thompson, Jack, Roach, Anthony, Eaglesham, Geoff, Bartkow, Michael E., Edge, Katelyn and Mueller, Jochen F. (2011) Perfluorinated alkyl acids in water, sediment and wildlife from Sydney Harbour and surroundings. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62 12: 2869-2875. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.09.002


Author Thompson, Jack
Roach, Anthony
Eaglesham, Geoff
Bartkow, Michael E.
Edge, Katelyn
Mueller, Jochen F.
Title Perfluorinated alkyl acids in water, sediment and wildlife from Sydney Harbour and surroundings
Journal name Marine Pollution Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-326X
1879-3363
Publication date 2011-12-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.09.002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 62
Issue 12
Start page 2869
End page 2875
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, England, U. K.
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1910 Oceanography
1104 Aquatic Science
2310 Pollution
Abstract Perfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFCs) including perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) were measured in environmental samples collected from around Homebush Bay, an urban/industrial area in the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River estuary. Water, surface sediment, Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus), Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea commercialis) and eggs of two bird species; White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), and Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae) were analysed. In most samples PFOS was the dominant PFC. Geometric mean PFOS concentrations were 33 ng/gww (wet weight) in gull eggs, 34 ng/gww in ibis eggs, and 1.8 ng/g ww and 66 ng/gww in Sea Mullet muscle and liver, respectively. In sediment the PFOS geometric mean was 1.5 ng/g, in water average PFOS and PFOA concentrations ranged from 7.5 to 21 ng/L and 4.2 to 6.4 ng/L, respectively. In oysters perfluorododecanoic acid was most abundant, with a geometric mean of 2.5 ng/gww. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Formatted abstract
Perfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFCs) including perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) were measured in environmental samples collected from around Homebush Bay, an urban/industrial area in the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River estuary. Water, surface sediment, Sea Mullet (Mugil cephalus), Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea commercialis) and eggs of two bird species; White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca), and Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae) were analysed. In most samples PFOS was the dominant PFC. Geometric mean PFOS concentrations were 33 ng/gww (wet weight) in gull eggs, 34 ng/gww in ibis eggs, and 1.8 ng/gww and 66 ng/gww in Sea Mullet muscle and liver, respectively. In sediment the PFOS geometric mean was 1.5 ng/g, in water average PFOS and PFOA concentrations ranged from 7.5 to 21 ng/L and 4.2 to 6.4 ng/L, respectively. In oysters perfluorododecanoic acid was most abundant, with a geometric mean of 2.5 ng/gww.
Keyword Perfluorinated compounds
Pfos
Pfoa
Biota
Sydney
Australia
River
Perfluorochemicals
Substances
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID LP 0774925
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 43 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 45 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 10:08:54 EST by System User on behalf of National Res Centre For Environmental Toxicology