Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 313–318

Perfluorooctane Sulfonate in Oysters, Crassostrea virginica, from the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay, USA

  • K. Kannan
  • K. J. Hansen
  • T. L. Wade
  • J. P. Giesy

DOI: 10.1007/s00244-001-0003-8

Cite this article as:
Kannan, K., Hansen, K., Wade, T. et al. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (2002) 42: 313. doi:10.1007/s00244-001-0003-8

Abstract

Concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a metabolite of several sulfonated perfluoroorganic compounds, were measured in oysters collected from 77 locations in the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay of the United States. PFOS was detected in oysters collected from 51 of the 77 locations at concentrations ranging from < 42 to 1,225 ng/g on a dry weight basis. This study provides baseline data for future monitoring programs to examine long-term trends in concentrations of PFOS.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Kannan
    • 1
  • K. J. Hansen
    • 2
  • T. L. Wade
    • 3
  • J. P. Giesy
    • 1
  1. 1.National Food Safety and Toxicology Center, Department of Zoology, Institute for Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State University,, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USAUS
  2. 2.3M Environmental Laboratory, 935 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55133, USAUS
  3. 3.Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University, 833 Graham Road, College Station, Texas 77845, USAUS