Survey of patterns, levels, and trends of perfluorinated compounds in aquatic organisms and bird eggs from representative German ecosystems.

@article{Rdel2011SurveyOP,
  title={Survey of patterns, levels, and trends of perfluorinated compounds in aquatic organisms and bird eggs from representative German ecosystems.},
  author={Heinz R{\"u}del and Josef M{\"u}ller and Heinrich J{\"u}rling and Martina Bartel-Steinbach and Jan Koschorreck},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1457-70}
}
PURPOSE Samples from the German Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) covering particularly the years 1994-1996, 2000-2002, and 2006-2009 were analyzed for perfluorinated compounds (PFC; mainly C4-C13 carboxylic and sulfonic acids) to gain an overview on current PFC levels and patterns in marine, limnetic, and terrestrial biota; to assess their concentrations in different trophic levels; and to investigate whether risk management measures for PFC are successful. METHODS Specimens, either… CONTINUE READING