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Human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other emerging contaminants in drinking water

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dc.contributor.author Cserbik, Dora
dc.contributor.author Redondo-Hasselerharm, Paula E.
dc.contributor.author Farré, Maria José
dc.contributor.author Sanchís, Josep
dc.contributor.author Bartolomé, Arantxa
dc.contributor.author Paraian, Alexandra
dc.contributor.author Herrera, Eva María
dc.contributor.author Caixach, Josep
dc.contributor.author Villanueva, Cristina M.
dc.contributor.author Flores, Cintia
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-12T05:38:06Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-12T05:38:06Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Cserbik D, Redondo-Hasselerharm PE, Farré MJ, Sanchís J, Bartolomé A, Paraian A, et al. Human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other emerging contaminants in drinking water. npj Clean Water. 2023 Mar 3;6:16. DOI: 10.1038/s41545-023-00236-y
dc.identifier.issn 2059-7037
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57141
dc.description Includes supplementary materials for the online appendix.
dc.description.abstract A wide range of chemicals was measured in different types of drinking water and urine samples through target and non-target screening (NTS) to estimate human exposure. Tap water samples collected from 42 locations in Barcelona (August–October/2020, May/2021), tap water filtered with domestic activated carbon filters (AC, N = 6) and reverse osmosis (RO, N = 5), commercial bottled water (N = 10), and urine (N = 39) samples were included. 35 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A, and nonylphenol were analyzed using LC–MS/MS and GC–MS/MS, and NTS using LC–HRMS. 9 PFAS were detected in unfiltered tap water of first sampling (79% samples, median = 30 ng/L), 6 in the second (69%, median = 9.8 ng/L), and 5 in 13% urine samples. NTS tentatively identified pharmaceuticals and other industrial chemicals in drinking water. PFAS were removed by RO and not by AC filters. Findings provide valuable information for exposure science and water quality monitoring of emerging drinking water contaminants.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has been funded by Project “PI20/00829”, funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III and co-funded by European Union (ERDF) “A way to make Europe”, and by Ajuntament de Barcelona (Institut de Cultura, Pla Barcelona Ciencia 2019. #19S01446-006). We acknowledge support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the “Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2019–2023” Program (CEX2018-000806-S and CEX2018-000794-S financed by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033, for ISGlobal and IDAEA-CSIC, respectively), and support from the Generalitat de Catalunya through the CERCA Program. M.J.F. acknowledges her Ramón y Cajal fellowship (RyC-2015-17108), from the AEI-MICIU. We thank Natalia Lopo, Lourdes Arjona, and Antonia Valentín (ISGlobal) for their technical assistance during the sampling, analytical measurements, and data analysis. We thank Patricia González, Anna Gómez, Sònia Navarro, and Laia Font-Ribera (Public Health Agency of Barcelona) for providing valuable information on Barcelona’s drinking water supplies. The PFAS analyses in urine were carried out in the framework of the final master’s thesis (Universitat de Barcelona) by Paula Villasante. We finally would like to acknowledge all the volunteers that participated in the project.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof npj Clean Water. 2023 Mar 3;6:16
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dc.subject.other Aigua -- Contaminació
dc.subject.other Aigua potable -- Contaminació
dc.subject.other Indicadors ambientals
dc.title Human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other emerging contaminants in drinking water
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41545-023-00236-y
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/2PE/CEX2018-000806-S
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/2PE/CEX2018-000794-S
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