Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA): Global Occurrence, Exposure and Health Effects

Eva Hampton (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

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Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a group of organofluorine, aliphatic hydrocarbons, of which all or almost all hydrogen atoms are replaced with fluorine. They have a wide range of industrial and consumer applications such as stain, paints, hydraulic fluids, firefighting foams, production of fluoropolimers, cosmetics, insecticide formulations, textile treatments, surface coatings for carpets and furniture, cookware and water- and oil- resistant coatings for food contact materials. PFCs are extremely resistant towards thermal, chemical and biological degradation processes. There is now no evidence for their degradability and they decompose only at very high temperatures using a specially prepared furnaces. The authors of this book summarize the recent information on the occurrence, exposure and health effects caused by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS): Global Occurrence, Exposure and Health Effects
Magdalena Surma, Juan Antonio Giménez-Bastida, Henryk Zieliński (Malopolska Centre of Food Monitoring, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland, and others)

Chapter 2. In vitro Study of the Exposition of Human Myofibroblasts of Colon CCD-18Co to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)
Juan Antonio Giménez-Bastida, Magdalena Surma and Joanna Bukowska (Department of Chemistry and Biodynamics of Food, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in the Analysis of Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA): Occurrence in Food
Juan F. Ayala-Cabrera, Oscar Núñez, Encarnación Moyano (Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Martí i Franquès, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Chromatographic Determination of PFOA, Selected Other Perfluorinated Organic Compounds and Total Organic Fluorine in Natural Waters and Milk Samples
Mariusz Koc, Katarzyna Chorąży and Marek Trojanowicz (Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Pasteura, Warsaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 5. Serum Perfluoroalkyl Acids Concentrations, T-helper Cell-specific Cytokines, and Asthma Outcomes in a Case-Control Study of Children
Guang-Hui Dong, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Di Qin and Yang Zhou (Guanghzou Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Risk Assessment, Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)

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