2018: Aire River, Otway Ranges (Victoria). Waterfowl PFOS + PFHxS

Aire River, Colac Region

PFAS in Victorian waterfowl

Investigation of the presence of PFAS in 19 wetlands in Victoria

EPA Victoria Publication 1734 March 2019

Table 6 (below) – Summary of exceedances of trigger points for investigation in waterfowl, the number of specimens per species for composite samples and the range of PFOS + PFHxS concentrations in breast and liver.

Waterfowl Tested: 4 Chestnut Teal, 5 Grey Teal, 5 Pacific Black Duck. 14 Total Specimens. PFOS + PFHxS: Breast <0.4-0.7ug/kg, Liver 0.9-5.7ug/kg

above trigger points for investigation in bold