20/06/2012

REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPE THE PRESENCE OF PERFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES IN DRINKING TAP WATER

ICRA, Girona, Spain

It has been reported for first time in Europe the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances in drinking tap water from Spain and Germany.

These substances are still non-regulated in Europe for drinking waters. However, it has been established a decree for 2013 in the USA whereby the distribution water companies should control the presence of perfluoroalkyl substances.

Researchers from IDAEA (CSIC, Spain), Universitat de València (Spain), Institute for Analytical Research (Idstein, Germany) and Damià Barceló, Director of the ICRA (Spain) are the authors of the published paper in:

Science of the Total Environment 431 (2012) 139–150