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Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream

Deliverables

Review of the impacts of waste treatment on levels of FRs and PPCPs in biota

Review of the impacts of waste treatment on levels of FRs and PPCPs in biota.

Consortium-level review of training and career development activities in INTERWASTE.

Consortiumlevel review of training and career development activities in INTERWASTE This will incorporate examples of best practice in training and career development outcomes of INTERWASTE secondments

Report on the need for and feasibility of an interlaboratory comparison for the determination of PPCPs in waste-related samples

Report on the need for and feasibility of an interlaboratory comparison for the determination of PPCPs in wasterelated samples

Report on completed interlaboratory comparison of the capacity of INTERWASTE participants for determining concentrations of FRs

Report on completed interlaboratory comparison of the capacity of INTERWASTE participants for determining concentrations of FRs

Review of the impacts of waste treatment on levels of FRs and PPCPs in the abiotic environment

Review of the impacts of waste treatment on levels of FRs and PPCPs in the abiotic environment

Review of the application of in vitro techniques to enhancing understanding of contaminant metabolism and bioavailability

Review of the application of in vitro study techniques to enhancing understanding of contaminant metabolism and bioavailability

Review of best practice in approaches to conducting non-target analysis of environmental waste-related samples

Review of best practice in approaches to conducting nontarget analysis of environmental wasterelated samples

Review of the applications of WBE to consumer chemicals

Review of the applications of WBE to consumer chemicals

Review of the best approaches to identifying the presence of restricted and emerging FRs in the waste stream

Review of the best approaches to identifying the presence of restricted and emerging FRs in the waste stream

INTERWASTE Risk and Contingency Plan

INTERWASTE Risk and Contingency Plan

Peer-reviewed publications reporting scientific outcomes of INTERWASTE

Peerreviewed publications reporting scientific outcomes of INTERWASTE in scientific journals

Presentations at conferences reporting scientific outcomes of INTERWASTE

Presentations at scientific conferences reporting outcomes of INTERWASTE

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Publications

Background release and potential point sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to municipal wastewater treatment plants across Australia.

Author(s): Nguyen, Hue T.; McLachlan, Michael S.; Tscharke, Ben; Thai, Phong; Braeunig, Jennifer; Kaserzon, Sarit; O’Brien, Jake; Mueller, Jochen
Published in: Chemosphere, 293, 2022, Page(s) 133657, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133657

Short- and Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins in Polyvinylchloride and Rubber Consumer Products and Toys Purchased on the Belgian Market

Author(s): McGrath, T.J.; Poma, G.; Matsukami, H.; Malarvannan, G.; Kajiwara, N.; Covaci, A.
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 2021, Page(s) 1069, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18031069

Occurrence of organochlorine compounds in fish from freshwater environments of the central Andes, Argentina

Author(s): Juan Manuel Ríos; María Florencia Ruggeri; Giulia Poma; Govindan Malarvannan; Adrian Covaci; S. Enrique Puliafito; Nestor Fernando Ciocco; Jorgelina Cecilia Altamirano; Jorgelina Cecilia Altamirano
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 693, 2019, Page(s) 133389, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.195

Socioeconomic status and public health in Australia: A wastewater-based study.

Author(s): Rousis, N.I., Li, Z., Bade, R., McLachlan, M.S., Mueller, J.F., O’Brien, J.W., Samanipour, S., Tscharke, B.J., Thomaidis, N.S., Thomas, K.V
Published in: Environment International, 167, 2022, Page(s) 107436, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2022.107436

Temporal trends of halogenated and organophosphate contaminants in striped dolphins from the Mediterranean Sea.

Author(s): Òscar Aznar-Alemany; Berta Sala; Karl J. Jobst; Eric J. Reiner; Asunción Borrell; Alex Aguilar; Ethel Eljarrat
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 753, 2021, Page(s) 142205, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142205

Persistent Problem: Global Challenges to Managing PCBs.

Author(s): Melymuk L. Blumenthal J. Sáňka O. Shu-Yin A. Singla V. Sebková K. Fedinick K. Diamond M.
Published in: Environmental Science and Technology, 56, 2022, Page(s) 9029-9040, ISSN 0013-936X
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c01204

Recycling plastics containing decabromodiphenyl ether into new consumer products including children's toys purchased in Japan and seventeen other countries

Author(s): Natsuko Kajiwara, Hidenori Matsukami, Govindan Malarvannan, Paromita Chakraborty, Adrian Covaci, Hidetaka Takigami.
Published in: Chemosphere, 289, 2022, Page(s) 133179, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.133179

Perfluoroalkyl acids and sulfonamides and dietary, biological and ecological associations in peregrine falcons from the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin, Canada

Author(s): Sun J, RJ Letcher, M Eens, A Covaci, KJ Fernie
Published in: Environmental Research, 191, 2020, Page(s) 110151, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110151

Accumulation of PBDEs and MeO-PBDEs in notothenioid fish from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica: An interspecies comparative study

Author(s): Juan Manuel Ríos, Sabrina B. Mammana, Eugenia Moreira, Giulia Poma, Govindan Malarvannan, Esteban Barrera-Oro, Adrian Covaci, Nestor F. Ciocco, Jorgelina C. Altamirano
Published in: Marine Pollution Bulletin, 168, 2021, Page(s) 112453, ISSN 0025-326X
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112453

Comparative in vitro metabolism of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) by human and chicken liver microsomes: First insight into heptachlorodecanes

Author(s): Lan Lin, Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, Liu-Jun Chen, Xiao-Jun Luo, Bi-Xian Mai, Stuart Harrad
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 851, 2022, Page(s) 158261, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158261

Chemometric Optimization of a Demineralization Method for Analysing Sediment Organic Matter by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Author(s): Emilia del Carmen Abraham; José A. D'Angelo; José A. D'Angelo; José A. D'Angelo; Jorgelina Cecilia Altamirano; Jorgelina Cecilia Altamirano
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research, 15, 2021, Page(s) 645-654, ISSN 1735-6865
Publisher: University of Tehran
DOI: 10.1007/s41742-021-00338-w

Legacy and emerging organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in indoor microenvironments from Guangzhou, South China

Author(s): Bin Tang, Christina Christia, Govindan Malarvannan, Yin-E. Liu, Xiao-Jun Luo, Adrian Covaci, Bi-Xian Mai, Giulia Poma
Published in: Environment International, 143, 2020, Page(s) 105972, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105972

Postflood Monitoring in a Subtropical Estuary and Benchmarking with PFASs Allows Measurement of Chemical Persistence on the Scale of Months

Author(s): Rodrigo Álvarez-Ruiz; Rodrigo Álvarez-Ruiz; Darryl William Hawker; Darryl William Hawker; Jochen F. Mueller; Michael Gallen; Sarit Kaserzon; Yolanda Picó; Michael S. McLachlan
Published in: Environmental Science and Technology, 55, 2021, Page(s) 14607-14614, ISSN 0013-936X
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c02263

Changes in levels of legacy and emerging organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in indoor dust from a former e-waste recycling area in South China: 2013–2017

Author(s): Tang, B., Christia, C., Luo, XJ. et al.
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 2022, Page(s) 33295-33304, ISSN 0944-1344
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-021-18447-6

Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Nigerian fish from Lagos lagoon using ultrasound assisted extraction, solid phase extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

Author(s): Idera A. Fabunmi; Idera A. Fabunmi; Natalie Sims; Kathryn Proctor; A. O. Oyeyiola; Temilola Oluseyi; K. O. Olayinka; Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern
Published in: Analytical Methods, 12, 2020, Page(s) 2114-2122, ISSN 1759-9660
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d0ay00411a

Hands as Agents of Chemical Transport in the Indoor Environment

Author(s): Miriam L. Diamond; Joseph O. Okeme; Lisa Emily Melymuk
Published in: Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 8, 2021, Page(s) 326-332, ISSN 2328-8930
Publisher: American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c01006

Occurrence of organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in wild insects from a former e-waste recycling site in the Guangdong province, South China

Author(s): Giulia Poma, Yu Liu, Matthias Cuykx, Bin Tang, Xiao-Jun Luo, Adrian Covaci
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 650, 2019, Page(s) 709-712, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/J.SCITOTENV.2018.09.067

Targeted and non-target screening of persistent organic pollutants and organophosphorus flame retardants in leachate and sediment from landfill sites in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Author(s): Innocentia Sibiya, Giulia Poma, Matthias Cuykx, Adrian Covaci, Peter Daso Adegbenro, Jonathan Okonkwo
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 653, 2019, Page(s) 1231-1239, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.356

Analysis of N,N-dimethylamphetamine in wastewater - a pyrolysis marker and synthesis impurity of methamphetamine

Author(s): Frederic Been, Jake O'Brien, Foon Yin Lai, Marie Morelato, Peter Vallely, Jenny McGowan, Alexander L. N. van Nuijs, Adrian Covaci, Jochen F. Mueller
Published in: Drug Testing and Analysis, 10/10, 2018, Page(s) 1590-1598, ISSN 1942-7603
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI: 10.1002/dta.2419

Flame retardant concentrations and profiles in wild birds associated with landfill: A critical review

Author(s): Andrew D.W. Tongue, S. James Reynolds, Kim J. Fernie, Stuart Harrad
Published in: Environmental Pollution, 248, 2019, Page(s) 646-658, ISSN 0269-7491
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.103

Occurrence, biomagnification and maternal transfer of legacy and emerging organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in water snake from an e-waste site

Author(s): Yin-E Liu, Bin Tang, Yu Liu, Xiao-Jun Luo, Bi-Xian Mai, Adrian Covaci, Giulia Poma
Published in: Environment International, 133, 2019, Page(s) 105240, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105240

Occurrence of organochlorine compounds in fish from freshwater environments of the central Andes, Argentina

Author(s): Juan M. Ríos, Maria F. Ruggeri, Giulia Poma, Govindan Malarvannan, Adrian Covaci, S. Enrique Puliafito, Néstor F. Ciocco, Jorgelina C. Altamirano
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 693, 2019, Page(s) 133389, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/J.SCITOTENV.2019.07.195

LC-MS/MS determination of antiretroviral drugs in influents and effluents from wastewater treatment plants in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Author(s): Ovokeroye A. Abafe, Jana Späth, Jerker Fick, Stina Jansson, Chris Buckley, Annegret Stark, Bjoern Pietruschka, Bice S. Martincigh
Published in: Chemosphere, 200, 2018, Page(s) 660-670, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.02.105

Occurrence of Selected Organic Contaminants in Edible Insects and Assessment of Their Chemical Safety

Author(s): Giulia Poma, Shanshan Yin, Bin Tang, Yukiko Fujii, Matthias Cuykx, Adrian Covaci
Published in: Environmental Health Perspectives, 127/12, 2019, Page(s) 127009, ISSN 0091-6765
Publisher: US Department of Health and Human Services
DOI: 10.1289/ehp5782

Challenges in the Analysis of Novel Flame Retardants in Indoor Dust: Results of the INTERFLAB 2 Interlaboratory Evaluation

Author(s): Melymuk, Lisa; Diamond, Miriam L.; Riddell, Nicole; Wan, Yuchao; Vojta, Šimon; Chittim, Brock
Published in: Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 2018, Page(s) 9295-9303, ISSN 1994-7887
Publisher: Asian Network for Scientific Information
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02715

The presence, emission and partitioning behavior of polychlorinated biphenyls in waste, leachate and aerosols from Norwegian waste-handling facilities

Author(s): Hans Peter H. Arp, Nicolas A.O. Morin, Patrik L. Andersson, Sarah E. Hale, Frank Wania, Knut Breivik, Gijs D. Breedveld
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 2020, Page(s) 136824, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136824

Bioconcentration and biotransformation of organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) in common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Author(s): Bin Tang, Giulia Poma, Michiel Bastiaensen, Shan-Shan Yin, Xiao-Jun Luo, Bi-Xian Mai, Adrian Covaci
Published in: Environment International, 126, 2019, Page(s) 512-522, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/J.ENVINT.2019.02.063

First insight into human extrahepatic metabolism of flame retardants: Biotransformation of EH-TBB and Firemaster-550 components by human skin subcellular fractions

Author(s): Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, Khanh-Hoang Nguyen, Thomas Moehring, Stuart Harrad
Published in: Chemosphere, 227, 2019, Page(s) 1-8, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.04.017

Children's exposure to hazardous brominated flame retardants in plastic toys

Author(s): Oluwatoyin T. Fatunsin; Temilola Oluseyi; Daniel S. Drage; Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah; Andrew Turner; Stuart Harrad
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 720, 2020, Page(s) 137623, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137623

Organophosphate esters in airborne particles from subway stations.

Author(s): R. Olivero-Verbel; Teresa Moreno; Julio Fernández-Arribas; Cristina Reche; María Cruz Minguillón; Vânia Martins; Xavier Querol; Boris Johnson-Restrepo; Ethel Eljarrat
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 769, 2021, Page(s) 145105, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145105

Targeted and non-target screening of persistent organic pollutants and organophosphorus flame retardants in leachate and sediment from landfill sites in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Author(s): Sibiya Innocentia, Poma Giulia, Cuykx Matthias, Covaci Adrian, Daso Adegbenro Peter, Okonkwo Jonathan
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 00489697, 2019, Page(s) 1231-1239, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.356

Removal of 293 organic compounds in 15 WWTPs studied with non-targeted suspect screening

Author(s): Michael S. McLachlan; Zhe Li; Lisa Jonsson; Sarit Kaserzon; Jake W. O'Brien; Jochen F. Mueller
Published in: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 8, 2022, Page(s) 1423-1433, ISSN 2053-1400
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1039/d2ew00088a

The use of wastewater analysis in forensic intelligence: drug consumption comparison between Sydney and different European cities.

Author(s): Anne Bannwarth; Marie Morelato; Lisa Benaglia; Frederic Been; Pierre Esseiva; Olivier Delémont; Claude Roux
Published in: Forensic Sciences Research, 4, 2019, Page(s) 141-151, ISSN 2096-1790
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
DOI: 10.1080/20961790.2018.1500082

Measuring exposure of e-waste dismantlers in Dhaka Bangladesh to organophosphate esters and halogenated flame retardants using silicone wristbands and T-shirts

Author(s): Yan Wang; Andrea Peris; Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat; Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed; Nirupam Aich; Linh V. Nguyen; Jakub Urík; Ethel Eljarrat; Branislav Vrana; Liisa M. Jantunen; Miriam Diamond
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 720, 2020, Page(s) 137480, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137480

Interspecies comparisons of brominated flame retardants in relation to foraging ecology and behaviour of gulls frequenting a UK landfill

Author(s): Andrew D.W. Tongue, Kim J. Fernie, Stuart Harrad, Daniel S. Drage, Rona A.R. McGill. S. James Reynolds
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 764, 2021, Page(s) 142890, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142890

Multi-box mass balance model of PFOA and PFOS in different regions of San Francisco Bay

Author(s): Francisco Sánchez-Soberón, Rebecca Sutton, Margaret Sedlak, Donald Yee, Marta Schuhmacher, June-Soo Park
Published in: Chemosphere, 252, 2020, Page(s) 126454, ISSN 0045-6535
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126454

Influence of perfluoroalkyl acids and other parameters on circulating thyroid hormones and immune-related microRNA expression in nestling peregrine falcons

Author(s): Sun J, RJ Letcher, CA Waugh, VLB Jaspers, A Covaci, KJ Fernie
Published in: Science of the Total Environment, 770, 2021, Page(s) 145346, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145346