PFCs and Related Fluorochemicals in Albatrosses, Elephant Seals, Penguins and Polar Skua from the Southern Ocean
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Abstract: This dataset investigates the presence of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in Adelie
penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) blood, unhatched Adelie penguin eggs and whole blood of
South Polar skua collected during 1995-2005. PFCs have been used as surfactants in
industrial and commercial products for over 50 years. PFCs are incredibly resistant to
breakdown and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and ... View entire text
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-30
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Tao L, Kannan K, Kajiwara N, Costa MM., Fillmann G, Takahashi S, Tanabe S (2006) Perfluorooctanesulfonate and Related Fluorochemicals in Albatrosses, Elephant Seals, Penguins, and Polar Skuas from the Southern Ocean. Environ Sci Technol. 40 (24), 7642 -7648

Corsolini, S., Kannan, K., Imagawa, T., Focardi, S., and Giesy, J. P., 2002: Polychloronaphthalenes and other dioxin-like compounds in Arctic and Antarctic marine food webs. Environmental Science & Technology, 36, 3490-3496.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-06-30
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