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Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms
Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Antwerpen: Antwerpen. 206 pp.

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  • Van de Vijver, K.I. (2008). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2008). VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium, 29 February 2008: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 40: pp. 90-94, more

Thesis info:
    Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie, more

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  • VLIZ: Archive VLIZ ARCHIVE A.THES3 [97385]
  • VLIZ: Open Repository 141129 [ OMA ]
Document type: Dissertation

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  • Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). General introduction: occurrence, accumulation and toxicity of perfluorinated alkylated substances, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 5-46, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Hoff, P.T.; Van Dongen, W.; Esmans, E.L.; Blust, R.; De Coen, W.M. (2006). Exposure patterns of perfluorooctane sulfonate in aquatic invertebrates from the western Scheldt estuary and the southern North Sea, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 49-64, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Hoff, P.T.; Das, K.; Van Dongen, W.; Esmans, E.L.; Jauniaux, T.; Bouquegneau, J.-M.; Blust, R.; De Coen, W.M. (2006). Perfluorinated chemicals infiltrate ocean waters: link between exposure levels and stable isotope ratios in marine mammals, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 67-87, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Hoff, P.T.; Das, K.; Van Dongen, W.; Esmans, E.L.; Siebert, U.; Bouquegneau, J.-M.; Blust, R.; De Coen, W.M. (2006). Baseline study of perfluorochemicals in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Northern Europe, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. : pp. 89-102, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Hoff, P.T.; Das, K.; Brasseur, S.M.J.M.; Van Dongen, W.; Esmans, E.L.; Reijnders, P.; Blust, R.; De Coen, W.M. (2005). Tissue distribution of perfluorinated chemicals in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) from the Dutch Wadden Sea, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 105-127, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Holsbeek, L.; Das, K.; Joiris, C.; De Coen, W.M. (2006). Occurrence of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and other perfluorinated alkylated substances in harbour porpoises from the Black Sea, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 129-147, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I.; Soetaert, A.; Moens, L.; Van der Ven, K.; van Remortel, P.; Maras, M.; De Coen, W.M. (2006). Biochemical and molecular effects of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax), in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 149-174, more
  • Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). General conclusions and perspectives for further research, in: Van de Vijver, K.I. (2006). Blootstelling en effectevaluatie van perfluorverbindingen op mariene en estuariene organismen = Exposure and effect assessment of perfluorinated alkylated substances in marine and estuarine organisms. pp. 177-187, more

Abstract
    Since several decades, interest has grown by scientists as well as policy makers, that environmental pollution threatens the biological structure and function of estuarine and coastline ecosystems. One of the most crucial and urgent aspects of the environmental monitoring policy is to unravel 'new chemicals' and to document the risks caused by these new substances, which often circulate already for decades in the environment. Persistent chemicals, like the halogenated organochemicals, have been studied very intensely, however, within this important group of substances, perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) have escaped to the attention of environmental toxicologists.

    Nevertheless, PFAS such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), as well as their households. These compounds are stable on$ chemically inert and therefore, always considered as being safe for humans and environment. The presence of fluorine in human blood has been reported for the first time in 1968. However, it took several decodes before other research studies reported on the occurrence of alarmingly high levels of PFAS in the aquatic and terrestrial environment. In addition, they tend to accumulate along the food chain. Among the effects known are induction of peroxisomal ß-oxidation, induction of microsomaI liver carboxylesterase, membrane-related effects, and developmental problems in Rodentia and fish.

    Nowadays, public concerns about the persistence and the toxicological effects of PFAS have increased. However, a detailed quantitatively description of their distribution in the European aquatic environment is lacking.

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