Root uptake and translocation of perfluorinated alkyl acids by three hydroponically grown crops.

@article{Felizeter2014RootUA,
  title={Root uptake and translocation of perfluorinated alkyl acids by three hydroponically grown crops.},
  author={Sebastian Felizeter and Michael S. McLachlan and Pim de Voogt},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 15},
  pages={3334-42}
}
Tomato, cabbage, and zucchini plants were grown hydroponically in a greenhouse. They were exposed to 14 perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) at four different concentrations via the nutrient solution. At maturity the plants were harvested, and the roots, stems, leaves, twigs (where applicable), and edible parts (tomatoes, cabbage head, zucchinis) were analyzed separately. Uptake and transfer factors were calculated for all plant parts to assess PFAA translocation and distribution within the… CONTINUE READING