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Project Publications: University of Rhode Island: Assessing the Contribution of Polyfluoroalkyl Precursors to Diverse PFAS Exposures near Contaminated Sites

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Assessing the Contribution of Polyfluoroalkyl Precursors to Diverse PFAS Exposures near Contaminated Sites

Project Leader: Elsie M. Sunderland
Grant Number: P42ES027706
Funding Period: 2022-2027
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  • Liddie J, Schaider L, Sunderland EM. 2023. Sociodemographic factors are associated with the abundance of PFAS sources and detection in U.S. community water systems. Environ Sci Technol 57(21):7902-7912. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c07255 PMID:37184106 PMCID:PMC10233791
  • Ruyle BJ, Pickard HM, Schultes L, Fredriksson F, Heffernan AL, Knappe D, Lord HL, Meng P, Mills MA, Ndunga K, Roesch P, Rundberget JT, Tettenhorst DR, Van Buren J, Vogel C, Westerman DC, Yeung LW, Sunderland EM. 2023. Interlaboratory comparison of extractable organofluorine measurements in groundwater and eel (Anguilla rostrata): recommendations for methods standardization. Environ Sci Technol 57(48):20159-20168. doi:10.1021/acs.est.3c04560 PMID:37934924 PMCID:PMC10702518
  • Ruyle BJ, Schultes L, Akob DM, Harris CR, Lorah M, Vojta S, Becanova J, McCann S, Pickard HM, Pearson A, Lohmann R, Vecitis CD, Sunderland E. 2023. Nitrifying microorganisms linked to biotransformation of perfluoroalkyl sulfonamido precursors from legacy aqueous film-forming foams. Environ Sci Technol 57(14):5592-5602. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c07178 PMID:36972708 PMCID:PMC1010054
  • Ruyle BJ, Thackray CP, Butt CM, LeBlanc DR, Tokranov AK, Vecitis CD, Sunderland EM. 2023. Centurial persistence for forever chemicals at military fire training sites. Environ Sci Technol 57(21):8096-8106. doi:10.1021/acs.est.3c00675 PMID:37184088 PMCID:PMC10233753


  • Pickard HM, Ruyle BJ, Thackray CP, Chovancova A, Dassuncao C, Becanova J, Vojta S, Lohmann R, Sunderland E. 2022. PFAS and precursor bioaccumulation in freshwater recreational fish: implications for fish advisories. Environ Sci Technol 56(22):15573-15583. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c03734 PMID:36280234 PMCID:PMC9670858
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