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What is the effect of phasing out long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the concentrations of perfluoroalkyl acids and their precursors in the environment? A systematic review

Land, Magnus; de Wit, Cynthia A.; Bignert, Anders; Cousins, Ian T.; Herzke, Dorte; Johansson, Jana H.; Martin, Jonathan W.

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Journal: Environmental Evidence, vol. 7:4, 4, 1–32, 2018

Arkiv: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2484686
Doi: doi.org/10.1186/s13750-017-0114-y

There is a concern that continued emissions of man-made per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) may cause environmental and human health effects. Now widespread in human populations and in the environment, several PFASs are also present in remote regions of the world, but the environmental transport and fate of PFASs are not well understood. Phasing out the manufacture of some types of PFASs started in 2000 and further regulatory and voluntary actions have followed. The objective of this review is to understand the effects of these actions on global scale PFAS concentrations.