A New OECD Definition for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

The report presents a revised, broadly inclusive PFAS definition: “PFASs are defined as fluorinated substances that contain at least one fully fluorinated methyl or methylene carbon atom (without any H/Cl/Br/I atom attached to it), i.e., with a few noted exceptions, any chemical with at least a perfluorinated methyl group (−CF3) or a perfluorinated methylene group…

Removal of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) by wetlands: Prospects on plants, microbes and the interplay

This review focuses on how plants, microbe, substrate can influence PFASs removal in wetlands under natural and controlled conditions. August 25, 2021 | Science of The Total Environment

Uptake and translocation of perfluoroalkyl acids by hydroponically grown lettuce and spinach exposed to spiked solution and treated wastewaters

Results showed that PFAAs in lettuce and spinach crop tissues increased at increasing PFAAs water values. February 2, 2021 | Science of the Total Environment

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in livestock and game species: A review

This review focuses on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAAs) and compiles information from terrestrial livestock and game species as a source of dietary exposure in humans, and discusses toxicokinetics and health effects in animals, while identifying future focus areas. January 26, 2021 | Science of the Total Environment