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Table 3 Concentrations (µg kg−1 wet weight) of PFAS in eelpout in 2015 and long-term trends

From: Chemicals of emerging concern in marine specimens of the German Environmental Specimen Bank

ChemicalEelpout filetEelpout liver
NS 1NS 2BSNS 2BS
Conc. (µg kg−1)TrendConc. (µg kg−1)TrendConc. (µg kg−1)TrendConc. (µg kg−1)Conc. (µg kg−1)
PFBA      < 0.300< 0.300
PFPeA      < 0.300< 0.300
PFHxA< 0.053 < 0.058 < 0.050 < 0.300< 0.300
PFHpA< 0.053 < 0.057 < 0.050 < 0.300< 0.300
PFNA< 0.053 < 0.057 0.137+< 0.3001.1
PFDA0.103+< 0.057o0.089+< 0.3000.37
PFUnDA      < 0.3000.90
PFDoDA0.056 < 0.057 0.05+< 0.300< 0.300
PFTriDA      < 0.300< 0.300
PFTeDA      < 0.300< 0.300
PFBS< 0.080 < 0.085 < 0.075 < 0.300< 0.300
PFHxS< 0.080 < 0.085 < 0.075 < 0.300< 0.300
PFHpS      < 0.300< 0.300
PFDS< 0.080 < 0.085 < 0.075 < 0.300< 0.300
PFOSA0.8140.853< 0.050 2.84< 0.300
PFOA< 0.053 < 0.057 < 0.050 < 0.300< 0.300
PFOS0.921o0.2020.487o3.79.1
  1. Sampling sites: NS 1: North Sea—Lower Saxony Wadden Sea; NS 2: North Sea—Schleswig–Holstein Wadden Sea; BS: Baltic Sea—Bodden National Park (Baltic Sea)
  2. Italics: quantified substances; blank: no data
  3. Trends: o: no significant linear trend, +: increase, −: decrease; blank: insufficient data, no trend calculation possible. Time intervals for trend calculations: eelpout filet: 2003–2017; eelpout liver: NS 2: 1993–2009, BS: 1994–2008. For full names of chemicals refer to Table 1