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Concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in vacuum cleaner dust collected in Japanese homes

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Abstract

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are shown to be globally distributed, environmentally persistent and bioaccumulative. Although there is evidence that these compounds exist in the serum of non-occupationally exposed humans, the pathways leading to the presence of PFOS and PFOA are not well characterized. The concentrations of PFOS and PFOA in the vacuum cleaner dust collected in Japanese homes were measured. With regard to risk management, it is important to consider the usage of PFOS and PFOA in the indoor environment in order to avoid further pollution.

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The article was received on 23 Jun 2003, accepted on 03 Sep 2003 and first published on 12 Sep 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B307147M
Citation: J. Environ. Monit., 2003,5, 753-757
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    Concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in vacuum cleaner dust collected in Japanese homes

    H. Moriwaki, Y. Takata and R. Arakawa, J. Environ. Monit., 2003, 5, 753
    DOI: 10.1039/B307147M

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