Contribution of volatile precursor substances to the flux of perfluorooctanoate to the Arctic.

@article{Schenker2008ContributionOV,
  title={Contribution of volatile precursor substances to the flux of perfluorooctanoate to the Arctic.},
  author={Urs Schenker and Martin Scheringer and Matthew MacLeod and Jonathan W Martin and Ian T Cousins and Konrad Hungerbuehler},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={3710-6}
}
Perfluorooctanoate (PFO) has recently been found in remote ocean water and Arctic samples, despite not having been used in significant quantities in remote areas. Two main scenarios for the contamination of the Arctic by PFO have been suggested: (i) direct emissions of PFO and oceanic transport to the Arctic and (ii) emissions of volatile precursor substances that are transported and oxidized in the atmosphere to form PFO, which is subsequently deposited to the Arctic. Focusing on the… CONTINUE READING

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