2018: Lake Cullen (Victoria). PFOS, PFHxS

Lake Cullen

PFAS in Victorian waterfowl

Investigation of the presence of PFAS in 19 wetlands in Victoria

EPA Victoria Publication 1734 March 2019

PFHxS: Lake Cullen Waters: 0.0011ug/L

PFOS + PFHxS: Lake Cullen Waters: 0.0013ug/L

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: 7 Chestnut Teal, 8 Grey Teal, 3 Pacific Black Duck, 4 Pink-Eared Duck. 22 Total Specimens. PFOS + PFHxS: Breast 0.7-1.7ug/kg, Liver 9.6-26.3ug/kg

above trigger points for investigation in bold