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Perfluorinated chemicals in blood serum of inhabitants in central Poland in relation to gender and age

Góralczyk, Katarzyna, Pachocki, Krzysztof A., Hernik, Agnieszka, Struciński, Paweł, Czaja, Katarzyna, Lindh, Christian H., Jönsson, Bo A.G., Lenters, Virissa, Korcz, Wojciech, Minorczyk, Maria, Matuszak, Małgorzata, Ludwicki, Jan K.
The Science of the total environment 2015 v.532 pp. 548-555
blood serum, gender, humans, men, perfluorocarbons, risk assessment, sulfonic acid, women, Poland
The goal of this paper is to determine concentrations of seven selected perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs): perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA), perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA), perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoDA) in the blood serum of men and women of reproductive age from the central region of Poland. The relation between sex of tested subjects and the levels of compounds in blood serum of humans will also be considered and analysed as an element of the risk assessment. The study was made on the blood serum samples collected from 253 women and 176 men of reproductive age between 20 and 44years from Warsaw and surrounding areas. Higher concentrations of five (PFOS, PFOA, PFNA, PFDA, PFUnDA) from among seven selected PFASs were observed in men in comparison to women from the same populations. Only the concentrations of PFHxS and PFDoDA were slightly higher in women than in men. These differences were statistically significant in all cases, except for PFUnDA. The hypothesis that the concentrations of said compounds increase with age of the test subjects, regardless of gender has not been confirmed.