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. My work sets out to determine what the main sources of atmospheric PFAAs are and how the compounds are transported in the atmosphere.
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Spatial variation in the atmospheric deposition of perfluoroalkyl acids: source elucidation through analysis of isomer patterns
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