Scientific Information on Long-Chain PFCs

 

Potential Effects on Human Health and Environment

Exposure

Environmental Fate and Transport

Emissions

Monitoring

Hazard and Risk Assessment

Other Pertinent Research Information

 

Potential Effects on Human Health and Environment

Association of Osteoarthritis with Perfluorooctanoate and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate in NHANES 2003–2008

 

Exposure

 

Environmental Fate and Transport

No information received yet.

 

Emissions

 

Monitoring

 

Hazard and Risk Assessment

No information received yet.

 

Other Pertinent Research Information

Peer-reviewed scientific articles are a great source of information on PFCs.  Published scientific information on PFCs has grown exponentially since year 2000, with few hundred journal articles published every year since then. As a result, any attempt to compile all published articles would be very difficult to do. As an alternative, major search engines and journal articles that have published PFC studies are listed below for easy reference in your searches on topics of interest to scientific information on PFCs.

 

General Searches

In general, finding published information begins with a search. Since you are looking specifically for information about PFCs, there are more direct ways to find the articles you want than using internet search engines like Google or Yahoo.

ScienceDirect offers free searching of more than seven million journal and book articles with links to the full text (some are free, but many charge to access the article). You can view the abstracts for free.

PubMed allows you to search MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s database. MEDLINE contains more than 15 million references from thousands of worldwide biomedical journals. PubMed is a great way to dive quickly into the scientific literature. In general, PubMed displays the title, authors and an abstract—or short description—of an article. It also usually provides a link to a site with the full text of the article (some full-text options are free, but many require a journal subscription or a fee).

 

Journal List

Once you start searching, you will begin to get an idea of the major journals that are publishing information about PFCs. Going directly to the journals’ websites can yield useful information, especially once you have done preliminary searches and have a better idea of what you are looking for in a field. Note that some journals are published weekly, some monthly, and yet others at other regular intervals.

 

Analytical Chemistry: http://pubs.acs.org/journal/ancham
Analytica Chimica Acta: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/00032670
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health: http://www.heldref.org/pubs/aeoh/about.html
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: http://www.springer.com/environment/environmental+toxicology/journal/244
Archives of Toxicology: http://www.springer.com/biomed/pharmaceutical+science/journal/204
Chemico-Biological Interactions: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chembioint
Chemistry and Industry magazine: http://www.chemind.org/CI/index.jsp
Chemosphere (England): http://www.elsevier.com/locate/chemosphere
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. C, Toxicology & Pharmacology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cbpc
Critical Reviews in Toxicology: http://informahealthcare.com/txc
Environmental Health Perspectives (United States): http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/home.action
Environmental Pollution: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/envpol
Environmental Science & Technology (United States): http://pubs.acs.org/journal/esthag
Environmental Toxicology: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117935719/grouphome/home.html
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122563640/home
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/etap
Food Additives and Contaminants Part A-Chemistry Analysis Control Exposure & Risk Assessment: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tfac
Food and Chemical Toxicology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/foodchemtox
Food Chemistry: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/foodchem
Food Science & Technology Volume: http://www.ifst.org/publications/fsandt/
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health: http://www.springerlink.com/content/101165/
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14384639
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry: http://pubs.acs.org/journal/jafcau
Journal of Environmental Monitoring: http://www.rsc.org/publishing/journals/em/index.asp
Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10934529.asp
Journal of Great Lakes Research: http://www.iaglr.org/jglr/journal.php
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15459624.asp
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental health-Part A-Current Issues: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15287394.asp
Marine Pollution Bulletin: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/marpolbul
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mce
Reproductive Toxicology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/reprotox
Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: http://www.springer.com/series/398
Risk Analysis: an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118486448/home
Science of the Total Environment (Netherlands): http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenv
Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02772248.html
Toxicological Sciences: http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/
Toxicology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/toxicol
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/taap
Toxicology In Vitro: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/toxinvit
Toxicology Letters: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/toxlet
Water Science and Technology: http://www.iwaponline.com/wst/

 

PFC Conferences

To quickly identify PFC experts, you can visit events page of the Portal, where important events are meetings are listed in chronological order, often accompanies with and agenda and with biographical sketched of speakers.