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University of Iowa: Dataset Details, ID=10.1594/PANGAEA.941894

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The AESOP Study: Airborne Exposures to Semi-volatile Organic Pollutants

Project Leader: Peter S. Thorne
Co-Investigators: Andres Martinez, Rachel F. Marek
Grant Number: P42ES013661
Funding Period: 2006-2025
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Title: Dataset of concentrations of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners and total organic carbon in soils from East Chicago, Indiana, USA in 2017/2018

Accession Number: 10.1594/PANGAEA.941894

Link to Dataset: https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.941894

Repository: PANGAEA

Data Type(s): Environmental Science Data

Experiment Type(s): Contaminant measurements

Summary: We report the results of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the urban surficial soil of East Chicago, Indiana, USA, from thirty-three sites. PCB congeners were measured using tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) in multiple reaction monitoring mode (MRM), a method that provides a high-level selectivity and sensitivity for PCBs in complex environmental samples. One hundred and seventy-one individual PCB congeners were detected and measured. The concentration of total PCB ranged from 20 to 1700 ng/g dry weight. Soil total organic carbon (TOC) was also measured using a Total Organic Carbon Analyzer and reported here. As QA/QC and using the same analytical method as for the soil samples, results from certified standard reference sediments (SRM 1944, National Institutes of Standards and testing) are also reported.

Publication(s) associated with this dataset:
  • Martinez A, Hua J, Haque E, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2022. Occurrence and spatial distribution of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in residential soils from East Chicago, southwest Lake Michigan. Sci Total Environ 850:157705. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157705 PMID:35931157
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