Perfluorinated Compounds in River Water, River Sediment, Market Fish, and Wildlife Samples from Japan

  • Kurunthachalam Senthilkumar
  • Etsumasa Ohi
  • Kenneth Sajwan
  • Takumi Takasuga
  • Kurunthachalam Kannan
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00128-007-9243-2

Cite this article as:
Senthilkumar, K., Ohi, E., Sajwan, K. et al. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2007) 79: 427. doi:10.1007/s00128-007-9243-2

Abstract

Perfluorinated organic compounds (PFCs) such as PFOS, PFOA, PFBS, PFH×S, PFOSA and PFDoA were determined in river water, river sediment, liver of market fish and liver of wildlife samples from Japan. Concentrations of PFOA and PFOS in water samples were 7.9–110 and <5.2–10 ng/L. Only PFOA were detected in sediment from Kyoto river at 1.3–3.9 ng/g dry wt. Among fish, only jack mackerel showed PFOA and PFOS at 10 and 1.6 ng/g wet wt. Wildlife liver contained PFOSA, PFOS, PFDoA, PFOA and PFH×S in the range of 0.31–362, 0.15–238, <0.03–28, >0.07–7.3 and <0.03–1.5, respectively, on ng/g wet wt. Cormorants showed maximum accumulation followed by eagle, raccoon dog and large-billed crow.

Keywords

PFCs River water River sediment Market fish Cormorant Racoon dog Eagle Large-billed crow 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurunthachalam Senthilkumar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Etsumasa Ohi
    • 2
  • Kenneth Sajwan
    • 1
  • Takumi Takasuga
    • 2
  • Kurunthachalam Kannan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Natural Sciences and MathematicsSavannah State UniversitySavannahUSA
  2. 2.Shimadzu Techno-ResearchKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and Department of Environmental Health SciencesSchool of Public Health, State University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Natural Sciences and MathematicsSavannah State UniversitySavannahUSA