The naturally occurring carcinogen ptaquiloside is present in groundwater below bracken vegetation

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doi: 10.1002/etc.2533
Authors:Clauson-Kaas, Frederik; Jensen, Pia H.; Jacobsen, Ole S.; Juhler, René K.; Hansen, Hans Christian B.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Other:
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Denmark
Volume Title:Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Source:Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 33(5), p.1030-1034. Publisher: Wiley InterScience on behalf of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry), Pensacola, FL, United States. ISSN: 0730-7268
Publication Date:2014
Note:In English. 25 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables
Summary:The present study demonstrates unequivocally the presence of the natural carcinogen ptaquiloside and its transformation product pterosin B in groundwater and surface water. Groundwater concentrations up to 0.23 nmol/L (92 ng/L) ptaquiloside and up to 2.2 nmol/L (0.47 µ/L) pterosin B were found. Of 21 groundwater samples, 5 contained ptaquiloside, exceeding the estimated threshold for drinking water (1.3-40 pmol/L). The results are critical for water abstraction in bracken-infested areas. Environ Toxicol Chem 2014; 33:1030-1034. Copyright 2014 SETAC
Subjects:Carcinogens; Chromatograms; Clay soils; Degradation; Drinking water; Environmental analysis; Environmental effects; Forests; Ground water; Horizons; Human activity; Human ecology; Land cover; Liquid chromatograms; Loam; Mass spectra; Monitoring; Physicochemical properties; Pollution; Public awareness; Public health; Risk assessment; Samples; Soil pollution; Soil profiles; Soils; Spectra; Statistical analysis; Surface water; Toxic materials; Toxicity; Variance analysis; Vegetation; Water management; Water pollution; Denmark; Europe; Scandinavia; Western Europe; Gadevang Denmark; Praesto Denmark; Ptaquiloside; Pteridium aquilinum; Pterosin B; Ravnsholt Denmark; Vordingborg Denmark
Coordinates:N555716 N555716 E0121804 E0121804
N555056 N555056 E0122144 E0122144
N550858 N550858 E0120540 E0120540
Record ID:2015031309
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