Superfund Research Program
Sources of Airborne PCB Congeners
Title: Airborne polychlorinated biphenyl congener concentrations from New Bedford, MA, 2015-2016.
Accession Number: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.902925
Link to Dataset: https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.902925
Data Type(s): Environmental Science Data
Summary: We report the levels of airborne PCB concentrations at 18 locations for three consecutive periods, from July to November of 2015, and one extra period from July to August of 2016 in New Bedford, Fairhaven, Dartmouth, and Acushnet, MA, USA. Measurements were obtained using polyurethane foam passive air samplers (PUF-PAS), deployed for ~40 days. Effective volumes for individual PCB congeners were calculated from a previously published model and included here. Further, the limit of detection from the PUF for individual PCB congeners are included, together with the masses of the PCB congeners measured in the PUF.Publication(s) associated with this dataset:
- Heiger-Bernays WJ, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Petropoulos ZE, Crawford KA, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Scammell MK. 2020. Human health risks due to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls are highest in New Bedford Harbor communities living closest to the harbor. Sci Total Environ 710:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135576 PMID:31785914 PMCID:PMC7015809