Jana Johansson

PhD student
Room: T508
Phone: +46 8 674 7165
Jana.Johansson@aces.su.se

About me

Perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) have been detected even in remote areas such as the Arctic, although they are predominately used and emitted in industrialized countries. Despite the fact that there has been much recent research focused on PFAAs and that a number of theories to explain their long-range transport have been proposed, many questions remain concerning their environmental fate. Our (limited) knowledge of these compounds’ physical-chemical properties suggests that they are not efficiently transported via the atmosphere. Worldwide detection in air and precipitation samples suggests otherwise. My work sets out to determine what the main sources of atmospheric PFAAs are and how the compounds are transported in the atmosphere.

Latest scientific papers

Water-to-air transfer of branched and linear PFOA: Influence of pH, concentration and water type

Johansson, J.H.; Yan, H.; Berger, U.; Cousins, I.T.
2017 | Emerging Contaminants | 3 (1) (46-53)

Can the use of deactivated glass fibre filters eliminate sorption artefacts associated with active air sampling of perfluorooctanoic acid?

2017 | Environ. Pollut. | 224 (779-786)

Can the use of deactivated glass fibre filters eliminate sorption artefacts associated with active air sampling of perfluorooctanoic acid?

2017 | Environ. Pollut. | XX (XXX-XXX)

What is the effect of phasing out long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on the concentrations of perfluoroalkyl acids and their precursors in the environment? A systematic review protocol

Land, M.; de Wit, C.A.; Cousins, I.T.; Herzke, D.; Johansson, J.H.; Martin, J.W.
2015 | Environmental Evidence | 4:3 (1-13)

Temporal trends (1999–2010) of perfluoroalkyl acids in commonly consumed food items.

Johansson, J.H.; Berger, U.; Vestergren, R.; Cousins, I.T.; Bignert, A.; Glynn, A.; Darnerud, P.O.
2014 | Environ. Pollut. | 188 (102-108)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.