Analysis of PFAS and PCB in blood samples

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Analyses of PFAS and PCB are routinely done in
samples of animal origin from the marine
environment which are known to be exposed to
relatively high burdens of pollutants. Prominent
examples are tissues from pilot whale and
seabirds like fulmar.
The analyses are done in order to monitor the
environmental pollutants for regulatory
purposes and for food safety reasons. In recent
years such analyses has been implemented by
the private company Evnaskyn which is based at
the research facility iNOVA. The Faculty of
Science and Technology of the University of the
Faroe Islands were instrumental in researching
for the establishing of the analysis facilities.
For PFAS in particular, various parts of the
sample preparation and analysis methods were
tested, such as acid additions and eluent phase
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2022
EventNVD 50 ár - Kongshøll, Vestara bryggja, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Duration: 18 Nov 202218 Nov 2022


ExhibitionNVD 50 ár
Country/TerritoryFaroe Islands


  • pollutants
  • perfluorinated compounds
  • polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Blood analysis


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