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Persistent organic pollutants and the association with maternal and infant thyroid homeostasis: a multipollutant assessment

Authors: Berg, V; Nøst, TH; Pettersen, RD; Hansen, S; Veyhe, AS; Jorde, R; Odland, JØ; Sandanger, TM (2017) Environmental Health Perspectives 125:127-133. HERO ID: 3350759

[Less] BACKGROUND: Disruption of thyroid homeostasis has been indicated in human studies targeting . . . [More] BACKGROUND: Disruption of thyroid homeostasis has been indicated in human studies targeting effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Influence on the maternal thyroid system by POPs is of special interest during pregnancy, as such effects could impair infant thyroid homeostasis.

OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between POPs and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones (THs) in mother and child pairs from the Northern Norway Mother-and-Child Contaminant Cohort Study (MISA).

METHODS: Nineteen POPs and ten thyroid parameters were analysed in serum from 391 pregnant women in their second trimester. In addition, TSH concentrations in heel prick samples from the infants were analysed by the Norwegian Newborn Screening program. Association studies with a multipollutant approach were performed using multivariate analyses; partial least squares (PLS) regression, hierarchical clustering and principle component analysis (PCA).

RESULTS: Several POPs were significantly associated to TSH and THs: i) PFOS was positively associated with TSH; ii) PCBs, HCB and nonachlors were inversely associated to T3, T4 and FT4; and, iii) PFDA and PFUnDA were inversely associated to T3 and FT3. After mutual adjustments for the other contaminants, only PFDA and PFUnDA remained significantly associated to T3 and FT3, respectively. Infants born by mothers within the highest TSH quartile had 10% higher mean concentrations of TSH compared to children born by mothers in the lowest TSH quartile.

CONCLUSION: The present results suggest that background exposures to POPs can alter maternal thyroid homeostasis. This research contributes to the understanding of multipollutant exposures using multivariate statistical approaches and highlights the complexity of investigating environmental concentrations and mixtures in regards to maternal and infant thyroid function.

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Preliminary assessment on the bioaccessibility of contaminants of emerging concern in raw and cooked seafood

Authors: Alves, RN; Maulvault, AL; Barbosa, VL; Cunha, S; Kwadijk, CJ; Álvarez-Muñoz, D; Rodríguez-Mozaz, S; Aznar-Alemany, Ò; Eljarrat, E; Barceló, D; Fernandez-Tejedor, M; Tediosi, A; Marques, A (2017) Food and Chemical Toxicology 104:69-78. HERO ID: 3603324

[Less] A preliminary assessment of the bioaccessibility of contaminants of emerging concern (CeCs), including . . . [More] A preliminary assessment of the bioaccessibility of contaminants of emerging concern (CeCs), including perfluorinated compounds (PFCs; i.e. PFOS and PFUnA), brominated flame retardants (BFRs; i.e. BDE47, BDE100, α-HBCD) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs; i.e. venlafaxine, methylparaben and UV-filter OC) was performed in seafood species available in the European markets. Additionally, the effect of steaming on CeCs bioaccessibility was also investigated for the first time. Overall, steaming affected differentially contaminants' concentrations, for instance, decreasing PFOS levels in flounder, but increasing both BDE47 and BDE100. CeCs bioaccessibility varied according to seafood species and contaminant group, i.e. in general, lower bioaccessibility values were obtained for PBDEs (<70%, except for mackerel), while PFCs and PPCPs revealed higher bioaccessibility percentages (between 71 and 95%). The lowest bioaccessibility value was obtained for α-HBCD (mussel; 14%), whereas the highest percentage was observed in venlafaxine (mullet; 95%). Our preliminary study reports also, for the first time, the effects of steaming on CeCs bioaccessibility. In most cases, bioaccessibility was not affected by cooking, however, a decrease was observed in PBDEs and venlafaxine bioaccessibility in steamed mussels and mullet, respectively, thus lowering the potential health risks associated with seafood consumption.

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Sorption of perfluoroalkyl phosphonates and perfluoroalkyl phosphinates in soils

Authors: Lee, H; Mabury, SA (2017) Environmental Science and Technology 51:3197-3205. HERO ID: 3603165

[Less] Perfluoroalkyl phosphonates (PFPAs) and perfluoroalkyl phosphinates (PFPiAs) are recently discovered . . . [More] Perfluoroalkyl phosphonates (PFPAs) and perfluoroalkyl phosphinates (PFPiAs) are recently discovered perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) that have been widely detected in house dust, aquatic biota, surface water, and wastewater environments. The sorption of C6, C8, and C10 monoalkylated PFPAs and C6/C6, C6/C8, and C8/C8 dialkylated PFPiAs was investigated in seven soils of varying geochemical parameters. Mean distribution coefficients, logKd*, ranged from 0.2 to 2.1 for the PFPAs and PFPiAs and were generally observed to increase with perfluoroalkyl chain length. The logKd* of PFPiAs calculated here (1.6-2.1) were similar to those previously measured for the longer-chain perfluorodecane sulfonate (1.9, PFDS) and perfluoroundecanoate (1.7, PFUnA) in sediments, but overall when compared as a class, were greater than those for the perfluoroalkane sulfonates (-0.8-1.9, PFSAs), perfluoroalkyl carboxylates (-0.4-1.7, PFCAs), and PFPAs (0.2-1.5). No single soil-specific parameter, such as pH and organic carbon content, was observed to control the sorption of PFPAs and PFPiAs, the lack of which may be attributed to competing interferences in the naturally heterogeneous soils. The PFPAs were observed to desorb to a greater extent and likely circulate as aqueous contaminants in the environment, while the more sorptive PFPiAs would be preferentially retained by environmental solid phases.

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Analysis of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in serum and plasma by solvent precipitation-isotope dilution-direct injection-LC/ MS/MS

Author: Harrington, LM (2017) Analytical Methods 9:473-481. HERO ID: 3858558

[Less] A validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method is presented for the analysis . . . [More] A validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method is presented for the analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in serum and plasma. The method employs stableisotope labeled internal standard (IS) and surrogate recover standard (SRS) spiked serum or plasma samples that are mixed and precipitated with acetonitrile. Quantitation is performed with stable-isotope IS solvent (50 : 50 acetonitrile : water) calibration using one direct injection (DI) chromatographic analysis of precipitated sample supernate. The analytical method includes fifteen stable isotope labeled ISs, four SRSs ([1,2,3,4-C-13(4)]PFOA, [1,2-C-13(2)]PFUnA, [1,2,3,4-C-13(4)]PFOS, [2,3,4-C-13(3)]PFBA), and sixteen target analytes perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) (C4-C12), perfluoroalkyl sulfonic acids (PFSAs) (C4, C6, C8), N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetate (EtFOSAA), N-methyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetate (MeFOSAA), perfluorooctane sulfonamide (FOSA), and perfluorobutane sulfonamide (FBSA). Mean recoveries of control human plasma fortified with method target analytes over the range 2.5-175 ng mL(-1) (10-700 ng mL(-1) PFOS) are 83.7-103% with relative standard deviations (RSDs) of <= 14% (PFBA = 19%). Mean recoveries and RSDs of control human plasma fortified with mixed branched and linear isomer PFOA and PFHS (2.5 & 10.0 ng mL(-1)), and PFOS (10 & 40 ng mL(-1)) were 83.2% (RSD +/- 7.7%), 101% (RSD +/- 4.9%), and 101% (RSD +/- 6.5%) respectively. Mean recoveries of control bovine serum fortified with the method target analytes over the lower concentration range 0.250-175 ng mL(-1) (1-700 ng mL(-1) PFOS) are 82.8-103% with RSDs <= 15% (MeFOSAA = 16%, EtFOSAA = 17%). Mean recoveries and RSDs for 736 American Red Cross (ARC) study plasma samples fortified with SRSs at 1 ng mL(-1) were 89.0% (+/- 7.3% RSD) for [1,2,3,4-C-13(4)]PFOA, 91.8% (+/- 10% RSD) for [1,2-C-13(2)]PFUnA, and 89.4% (+/- 7.9% RSD) for [1,2,3,4-C-13(4)]PFOS.

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Variation and accumulation patterns of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) across a gradient of pristine Swedish lakes

Authors: Åkerblom, S; Negm, N; Wu, P; Bishop, K; Ahrens, L (2017) Science of the Total Environment 599-600:1685-1692. HERO ID: 3858483

[Less] This study assessed variations in the concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in . . . [More] This study assessed variations in the concentrations of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in European perch (Perca fluviatilis) in Swedish lakes and the extent to which fish size, age and indicators of fish trophic ecology (δ(15)N and δ(13)C) correlate with the sum of individual PFAS concentrations (ΣPFAS). Fish muscle tissue samples (n=80) were taken from six lakes across Sweden and analysed using solid-liquid extraction followed by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS). PFAS levels in the lakes were affected by atmospheric deposition in relatively pristine areas with no direct point source of PFAS in the catchment. PFTeDA, PFUnDA, PFTriDA, PFDoDA, PFDA, PFOS and 6:2 FTSA were detected with a frequency between 68% and 99% and were included in the statistical evaluation. ΣPFAS differed between lakes (ANOVA: F=50.6, p<0.0001): fish from lakes in southern Sweden (lake Gårdsjön, 58°03'N, 12°01'E) showed elevated levels of PFAS, with a maximum ΣPFAS of 3.4ng g(-1) wet weight (ww) (mean±SD: 0.99±0.63ng g(-1) ww), while the lowest levels were found in lake Björntjärn (0.31±0.08ng g(-1) ww) in northern Sweden (63°54'N, 18°51'E). PFOS was most abundant in perch from south-western Sweden, while other long-chain perfluorocarbons (>10 carbon atoms) were relatively more abundant in lakes in northern Sweden. Pearson correlation coefficients indicated that concentrations of PFAS in perch did not show any relation to fish size or age and were negatively correlated with trophic position of the fish (δ(15)N). It was also found that ΣPFAS were negatively correlated with both latitude and altitude. The PFAS data in this study represent national background concentrations in freshwater fish across Swedish lakes.

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Serum perfluoroalkyl substances in children exposed to the world trade center disaster

Authors: Trasande, L; Koshy, TT; Gilbert, J; Burdine, LK; Attina, TM; Ghassabian, A; Honda, M; Marmor, M; Chu, DB; Han, X; Shao, Y; Kannan, K (2017) Environmental Research 154:212-221. HERO ID: 3604103

[Less] The World Trade Center (WTC) disaster released large amounts of various chemical substances into the . . . [More] The World Trade Center (WTC) disaster released large amounts of various chemical substances into the environment, including perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Yet, no studies have examined exposures in children living or attending schools near the disaster site. We measured serum PFASs in WTC Health Registry (WTCHR) respondents who were ≤8 years of age on September 11, 2001 and a sociodemographically-matched comparison group. We also examined the relationship of PFASs levels with dust cloud exposure; home dust exposure, and with traumatic exposure, the latter to take into account differences related to possible mental health consequences and associated behavioral problems. Serum samples, collected between 2014 and 2016, were analyzed from 123 WTCHR participants and from 185 participants in the comparison group. In the WTCHR group, median perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) levels were 1.81ng/mL and 3.72ng/mL, respectively. Controlling for sex, caloric intake, race/ethnicity, and date of birth, significant increases among WTCHR participants compared with the matched comparison group were detected for perfluorohexanesulfonate (0.23ng/mL increase or 0.24log unit increase, p=0.006); PFOS (0.86ng/mL increase or 0.16log unit increase, p=0.011); PFOA (0.35ng/mL increase or 0.18log unit increase, p<0.001); perfluorononanoic acid (0.12ng/mL increase or 0.17log unit increase, p=0.003); perfluorodecanoic acid (0.06ng/mL increase or 0.42log unit increase, p<0.001); and perfluoroundecanoic acid (0.03ng/mL increase or 0.32log unit increase, p=0.019). Stronger associations were identified for home dust exposures and traumatic exposures than dust cloud. These findings highlight the importance of conducting longitudinal studies in this population to assess possible cardiometabolic and renal consequences related to these exposures.

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Occurrence of perfluoroalkyl substances in cord serum and association with growth indicators in newborns from Beijing

Authors: Shi, Y; Yang, L; Li, J; Lai, J; Wang, Y; Zhao, Y; Wu, Y (2017) Chemosphere 169:396-402. HERO ID: 3827535

[Less] Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), a group of environmental pollutants, persistently exist in the environment. . . . [More] Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), a group of environmental pollutants, persistently exist in the environment. To investigate the associations between PFASs levels in cord serum and birth weight, birth length and ponderal index, we measured PFASs in cord serum samples from 170 infants from Feb. 2012 to Jun. 2012 in Beijing, China. The mean concentrations in cord serum samples for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnA) were 1.285 ng/mL, 1.228 ng/mL, 0.230 ng/mL, 0.224 ng/mL, 0.100 ng/mL and 0.085 ng/mL, respectively. First-born children had slightly higher exposure levels of PFHxS (p < 0.001) and PFOA (p = 0.03) than second-born or third-born children. The spearman correlation coefficients with gestation time were individually 0.160 (p = 0.038) for PFHxS and 0.202 (p = 0.008) for PFOA. Both univariate and multivariate linear regression analysis showed that the exposure levels of PFASs had no statistically significant associations with birth weight, birth length or ponderal index in the present population. For male infants, we observed that PFHxS positively correlated with birth length, but the levels of PFUnA were negatively associated with birth length.

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Perfluorinated alkylated substances and brominated flame retardants in serum of the Czech adult population

Authors: Sochorová, L; Hanzlíková, L; Černá, M; Drgáčová, A; Fialová, A; Švarcová, A; Gramblička, T; Pulkrabová, J (2017) International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 220:235-243. HERO ID: 3858506

[Less] Persistent organic pollutants, such as perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFASs) and brominated flame . . . [More] Persistent organic pollutants, such as perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFASs) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are widespread in the environment and most of them are bioaccumulated in wildlife and humans. The present study is the first investigation to reveal the PFAS and BFR levels of serum samples in the adult population of the Czech Republic. Altogether, 300 serum samples from blood donors in four cities were examined. In all samples 19 PFASs and 33 BFRs, including some of their metabolites, were targeted. The analyses were performed using ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry or gas chromatography with mass spectrometry (according to the type of analyte). PFASs, with the carbon chain length C6 and higher, dominated in all samples. Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS; median: 2.43ng/mL), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA; median: 0.756ng/mL), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA; median: 0.145ng/mL) and perfluorohexanesulfonate (PFHxS; median: 0.184ng/mL) were detected in 100% of samples. Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA; median: 0.325ng/mL) and perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUdA; median: 0.058ng/mL) in 99.7% and 96.0% of samples, respectively. We observed statistically significant associations (p<0.05) between selected PFAS concentrations and the locality, gender, age of donors and education level. None of the BFRs was detected above the LOQ in more than 9% of the samples. The most frequently detected representatives of this group were congeners of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, namely BDE-47 (in 8.7%; range: 0.496-5.44ng/g lipid weight (l.w.)), BDE-99 (in 6.0%; range: 0.706-9.46ng/g l.w.), BDE-153 (in 7.3%; range: 0.736-6.44ng/g l.w.) and BDE-209 (in 7.0%; range: 13.7-2693ng/g l.w.).

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Temporal trends of PFSAs, PFCAs and selected precursors in Australian serum from 2002 to 2013 : Supplementary materials

Authors: Eriksson, U; Mueller, JF; Toms, LL; Hobson, P; Kärrman, A (2017) Environmental Pollution 220. HERO ID: 3981676

Abstract: Supplemental materials

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Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in water and sediment from the coastal regions of Shandong peninsula, China

Authors: Wan, Y; Wang, S; Cao, X; Cao, Y; Zhang, L; Wang, H; Liu, J (2017) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189:100. HERO ID: 3859714

[Less] Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have been observed in various environmental matrices globally in recent . . . [More] Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) have been observed in various environmental matrices globally in recent years. In this study, the levels, spatial distribution tendencies, and partitioning characteristics of the target 12 PFAAs were investigated in water and sediment from the coastal regions of Shandong peninsula in China, and two sediment core samples were also collected to study the vertical and historical variation of PFAAs. The ranges (means) of total PFAA concentrations were 23.69-148.48 ng/L (76.11 ng/L) in the water and 1.30-11.17 ng/g (5.93 ng/g) in the surface sediment, respectively. Among the target 12 PFAAs, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the dominant component in water, followed by perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA). PFOS, perfluoroundecanoic acid, and PFOA were the dominant components in sediment. For their spatial distribution, higher levels of PFAAs were found at the locations close to much developed cities. The PFAA concentrations showed an overall decreasing tendency with depth increase in the two sediment cores, which indicates that the extent of PFAAs pollution is aggravating trend in recent years. Results of the partition coefficient (K d ) show that the compounds with longer carbon chains (C ≥ 7) generally had higher K d values, which suggest that long-chain PFAAs are prone to be adsorbed by sediment. In addition, the Log K d of PFHxA, PFOA, and PFOS were significantly and positively correlated to the salinity of the water. The results of risk assessment suggest appreciable risk of PFAAs to the local ecosystem.