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Mar Pollut Bull. 2013 Nov 15;76(1-2):379-82. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.07.051. Epub 2013 Aug 17.

Levels and spatial distribution of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in superficial sediments from the marine reserves of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park (Italy).

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  • 1Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Via Mattioli 4, 53100 Siena, Italy. Electronic address: guido.perra@unisi.it.

Abstract

Surface sediments from marine reserves of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park (Italy), including remote islands not directly affected by anthropogenic influences, were analyzed for two dominant perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), namely perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), using LC-ESI-MS/MS. The concentrations of PFOS were low, with medians ranging from 0.25 to 1.50 ng/g dry wt, whereas PFOA was always below the detection limit of 0.1 ng/g dry wt. The present paper can be considered a baseline study useful in future environmental monitoring programs.

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KEYWORDS:

Marine reserve; Marine sediments; PFOA; PFOS; Tuscan Archipelago National Park

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