IIWQ Series of Technical and Policy Case Studies - 2. Impact and risks of perfluoroalkyl substances in Ethiopia – FluorosImpact

IIWQ Series of Technical and Policy Case Studies - 2. Impact and risks of perfluoroalkyl substances in Ethiopia – FluorosImpact

This work highlights the problematic of emerging pollutants, specifically perfluoroalkylated substances (PFASs), in the environment of Lake Tana in Ethiopia and their impact on humans. Moreover, it investigates the spatial distribution of PFASs in fish tissue and evaluates PFASs’ concentrations between different fish species to also assess the risk of these contaminants to human health with increasing fish consumption. It recommends, where appropriate, on emission reductions based upon science based surveillance of emissions.

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