Jon Benskin

Associate professor
Room: S502
Phone: +46 76 426 5490

About Me

I am an environmental analytical chemist with interests in emerging contaminants and analytical method development. Research in my group covers four main themes: 1) Occurrence and behaviour of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in humans and the environment; 2) Metabolomics as an emerging tool for chemical hazard assessment; 3) Fate and behaviour of micropollutants in the hyporheic zone; and 4) Suspect/non-target screening using UHPLC-orbitrap-MS.


Research Highlights


Nyberg E, Awad A, Bignert A, Ek C, Sallsten G, and Benskin JP, Inter-individual, inter-city, and temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human milk from Swedish mothers between 1972 and 2016, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2018,20, 1136-1147, featured on the cover of Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts.

B Yuan, JP Benskin, CEL Chen, and Å Bergman, Determination of Chlorinated Paraffins by Bromide-Anion Attachment Atmospheric-Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry EST Letters 2018, 5,  348–353 featured on the cover of Environmental Science and Technology Letters.


PhD student Lara Schultes wins Otto Hutzinger Award for her interactive poster Temporal Trends of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Baltic Cod at the 37th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.


J Löfstedt Gilljam, J Leonel, IT Cousins, JP Benskin Is ongoing Sulfluramid use in South America a significant source of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)? Production inventories, environmental fate, and local occurrence ES&T 50, 653-659, included in a special virtual issue focused on PFASs.

Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances virtual issue


Benskin et al. Biodegradation of N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido ethanol (EtFOSE) and EtFOSE-based phosphate diester (SAmPAP diester) in marine sediments featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News

Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Peer Review Award


JP Benskin, B Li, MG Ikonomou, JR Grace, and LY Li, Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances in landfill leachate: Patterns, time trends, sources featured in Chemical Watch: Global Risk & Regulation News


JW Martin, BJ Asher, S Beesoon, JP Benskin, and MS Ross PFOS or PreFOS? Are perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors (PreFOS) important determinants of human and environmental perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure? featured on cover of JEM and included in themed issue on top cited papers for 2009 and 2010

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Benskin et al. Perfluorinated acid isomer profiling in water and quantitative assessment of manufacturing source featured in Chem. Eng. News


Benskin et al. Simultaneous characterization of perfluoroalkyl carboxylate, sulfonate, and sulfonamide isomers by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry featured in Analytical Chemistry News

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Latest scientific papers

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and fluorine mass balance in cosmetic products from the Swedish market: implications for environmental emissions and human exposure

Lara Schultes; Robin Vestergren; Kristina Volkova; Emelie Westberg; Therese Jacobson; Jonathan P. Benskin
2018 | Environ. Sci.-Process Impacts

Sulfluramid use in Brazilian agriculture: A source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to the environment

Rodrigo A Nascimento; Deborah BO Nunoo; Ekhine Bizkarguenaga; Lara Schultes; Itsaso Zabaleta; Jonathan P. Benskin; Saulo Spanó; Juliana Leonel
2018 | Environ. Pollut. | In Press

Inter-individual, inter-city, and temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human milk from Swedish mothers between 1972 and 2016

Elisabeth Nyberg; Raed Awad; Anders Bignert; Caroline Ek; Gerd Sällsten; Jonathan P. Benskin
2018 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts | In Press

Nontarget Time Trend Screening in Human Blood

2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. | In Press

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in serum from 2-4-month-old infants – influence of maternal serum concentrations, gestational age, breastfeeding and contaminated drinking water

Irina Gyllenhammar, Jonathan P. Benskin, Oskar Sandblom, Urs Berger, Lutz Ahrens, Sanna Lignell, Karin Wiberg, and Anders Glynn
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

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Contaminant Chemistry

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

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