Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

@article{Houde2005PolyfluoroalkylCI,
  title={Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.},
  author={Magali Houde and Randall S Wells and Patricia A Fair and Greg D Bossart and Aleta A. Hohn and Teri K. Rowles and Jay C. Sweeney and Keith R. Solomon and Derek C G Muir},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 17},
  pages={6591-8}
}
Polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAs) have been used for decades in industrial and commercial products and are now detected worldwide. Concentrations of two major PFA groups, carboxylic acids (PFCAs) and sulfonic acids (PFSAs), were assessed in plasma of bottlenose dolphins from the Gulf of Mexico (Sarasota Bay, FL) and the Atlantic Ocean (Delaware Bay, NJ, Charleston, SC, Indian River Lagoon (IRL), FL, and Bermuda). Eight PFAs were detected in the plasma of all dolphins. Perfluorooctane sulfonate… CONTINUE READING