Perfluorooctanesulfonamide

PFOSA; formula: C8H2F17NO2S; CAS Registry Number: 754-91-6

Fluorocarbon with 8 C-atoms and one sulfonamide group

Specimen

Bream Bioindicator in rivers and lakes
Eelpout As the only viviparous fish in German nearshore waters, it is a bioindicator in nearshore coastal marine ecosystems.
Herring gull Inshore, the herring gull mainly feeds from the sea: upon fish, mussels, and crabs.
Students Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

Saarländischer Verdichtungsraum Important, old-industrialised conurbation in Germany.
Bornhöveder Seengebiet Main water divide between the North- and Baltic Sea
Rhein Longest river in Germany
NP Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park in the largest brackish water (Bodden) habitat of the world.
BR/NP Wattenmeere National park in the world largest connected sand and mud flats.
Elbe Fourth largest river basin in Central Europe
Verdichtungsraum Halle-Leipzig Region in the chemical triangle of Central Germany
Donau Second largest river in Europe
Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.

Sampling period

2003 - 2016