EPA Science Inventory

Polyfluorinated substances in abiotic standard reference materials

Citation:

Reiner, J., A. Blaine, C. Higgins, C. Huset, T. Jenkins, C. Kwadijk, C. Lange, D. Muir, W. Reagen, C. Rich, J. Small, M. Strynar, J. Washington, H. Yoo, AND J. Keller. Polyfluorinated substances in abiotic standard reference materials. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Springer, New York, NY, 407(11):2975-2983, (2015).

Description:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a wide range of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) which have values assigned for legacy organic pollutants and toxic elements. Existing SRMs serve as homogenous materials that can be used for method development, method validation, and measurement for contaminants that are now of concern. NIST and multiple groups have been measuring the mass fraction of a group of emerging contaminants, polyfluorinated substances (PFASs), in a variety of SRMs. Here we report levels determined in an interlaboratory comparison of up to 23 PFASs determined in five SRMs: sediment (SRMs 1941b and 1944), house dust (SRM 2585), soil (SRM 2586), and sludge (SRM 2781). Measurements presented show an array of PFASs, with perfluorooctane sulfonate being the most frequently detected. SRMs 1941b, 1944, and 2586 had relatively low concentrations of most PFASs measured while 23 PFASs were at detectable levels in SRM 2585 and most of the PFASs measured were at detectable levels in SRM 2781. The measurements made in this study were used to add values to the Certificates of Analysis for SRMs 2585 and 2781.

Purpose/Objective:

Journal article published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 01/13/2014
Completion Date: 01/13/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/11/2015
Record Created: 01/13/2014
Record Released: 01/13/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 266470

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION