2018: Lake Wellington (Victoria). PFAS chemicals

Lake Wellington (Gippsland Lakes)

PFAS in Victorian waterfowl

Investigation of the presence of PFAS in 19 wetlands in Victoria

EPA Victoria Publication 1734 March 2019

PFOS + PFHxS: Lake Wellington Sediment: 0.003mg/kg

PFOS: Lake Wellington Sediment: 0.003mg/kg)

PFHxS: Lake Wellington Waters: 0.0011-0.043ug/L

PFOA: Lake Wellington Waters: <0.003-0.0012ug/L

PFOS: Lake Wellington Waters: 0.003-0.004ug/L

PFOS + PFHxS: Lake Wellington Waters: 0.0043-0.0472ug/L

PFAS in Water Fowl: Yes

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: 8 Chestnut Teal, 8 Grey Teal, 2 Pacific Black Duck. 18 Total Specimens. PFOS + PFHxS: Breast 2.8-4.8ug/kg, Liver 14-20.9ug/kg

above trigger points for investigation in bold