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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Firefighter Turnout Gear Textiles Exposed to Abrasion, Elevated Temperature, Laundering, or Weathering

January 16, 2024
Andrew Maizel, Andre Thompson, Meghanne Tighe, Samuel Escobar Veras, Alix Rodowa, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Kathleen Hoffman, Michelle K. Donnelly, Olivia Hernandez, Nadine Wetzler, Trung Ngu, Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, John Kucklick, Kate Rimmer, Rick D. Davis
Textiles used in the construction of structural firefighter turnout gear jackets and pants have been found to contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as well as fluoropolymer membranes and treatments containing fluorinated polymers. Additionally

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in New Firefighter Turnout Gear Textiles

May 1, 2023
Andrew Maizel, Andre Thompson, Meghanne Tighe, Samuel Escobar Veras, Alix Rodowa, Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, Bruce A. Benner Jr., Kathleen Hoffman, Michelle K. Donnelly, Olivia Hernandez, Nadine Wetzler, Trung Ngu, Jessica Reiner, Benjamin Place, John Kucklick, Kate Rimmer, Rick D. Davis
Turnout gear is increasingly recognized as a potential source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure to firefighters. To determine the type, concentration, and prevalence of PFAS potentially present in new firefighter turnout gear, fifty

Using Plasma Vitellogenin in Loggerhead Sea Turtles to Assess Reproductive Maturation and Estrogen-Like Contaminant Exposure

March 21, 2023
Raquel Corniuk, Jennifer Lynch, Michael Arendt, Joanne Braun-McNeill, David Owens, Roldan Valverde, John Kucklick, Patricia McClellan-Green
Vitellogenin (VTG), an egg yolk precursor, is abnormally produced by male and juvenile oviparous species after exposure to estrogens. Plasma VTG in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) helped us understand their reproductive maturation and investigate

Levels and profiles of perfluorinated alkyl acids in liver tissues of birds with different habitat types and trophic levels from an urbanized coastal region of South Korea

August 1, 2022
Sang Hee Hong, Jessica L. Reiner, Mi Jang, Stacy Schuur, Gi Myung Han, John Kucklick, Won Joon Shim
Contamination status and characteristics of perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) including perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) and perfluorinated sulfonic acids (PFSAs) was examined using liver tissue of birds - blacktailed gulls (Larus crassirostris)

Temporal tends of persistent organic pollutants in Sarasota Bay common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

February 17, 2022
John Kucklick, Ashley Boggs-Russell, Kevin Huncik, Amanda Moors, Elizabeth Davis, Gina Ylitalo, Mary McConnell, Christina Makris, Randall Wells
Legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were measured in blubber samples collected from 196 common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during 2000 to 2016 in the Sarasota Bay, Florida, ecosystem. Legacy POPs included polychlorinated biphenyl

Naturally occurring organobromine compounds (OBCs) including polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins in the marine sponge Hyrtios proteus from The Bahamas

August 25, 2021
Qiong Wu, Natalie Eisenhardt, Stephanie Shaw, Joseph Pawlik, John Kucklick, Walter Vetter
Halogenated natural products (HNPs) were identified from organic extracts of the marine sponge Hyrtios proteus from The Bahamas (Caribbean, FAO fishing area 31) using gas chromatography with electron capture negative ion mass spectrometry (GC/ECNI-MS) and

Maternal Food and Beverage Behaviors and Discrepant Phthalate Exposure by Race

February 23, 2021
John Kucklick, Michael S. Bloom, Abby G. Wenzel, Rebecca J. Wineland, Elizabeth R. Unal, John W. Brock, Roger B. Newman, Erica Jamro, Kelly Garcia, Mary Sterrett
Widespread human phthalate exposure occurs from food and water, leached from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics, food packaging, and skin absorption from personal care products. Multiple phthalates are known as antiandrogenic endocrine disruptors, raising

Association between Gestational Phthalate Exposure and Newborn Head Circumference; Impacts by Race and Sex

January 29, 2021
Michael S. Bloom, E. Valachovic, Thoin Begum, Rebecca J. Wineland, Abby G. Wenzel, John W. Brock, Elizabeth R. Unal, Lori Cruze, Roger B. Newman, John Kucklick
Abstract Observational and experimental studies report associations between gestational phthalate exposure and fetal development, yet few data exist to characterize phthalate effects on head circumference (HC) or to estimate the impact of race or sex. To

New Insights into Female Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Reproductive Endocrinology Revealed by Steroid Hormone Profile Analysis

February 19, 2020
Greta Dalle Luche, Ashley Boggs, John Kucklick, Jasmin Gross, Darryl Hawker, Susan Bengston Nash
The blubber steroid hormone profiles of 52 female humpback whales migrating along the east coast of Australia were investigated for possible seasonal endocrinological changes associated with reproduction. Individuals were randomly sampled in southeast

Environmental contaminants in coastal populations: Comparisons with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and resident dolphins

August 21, 2019
Lorraine C. Backer, Birgit Bolton, Jenny A. Litz, Jennifer Hoguet, Stephanie Kieszak, John Kucklick
Background People living in coastal communities are at risk for exposure to environmental hazards, including legacy chemicals. We can use databases such as NHANES to assess whether contaminants in coastal communities are present in higher levels than in

AMAP Review: Biological Effects from Contaminants on Arctic Wildlife and Fish

August 13, 2019
Rune Dietz, Robert Letcher, Colleen E. Bryan Sallee, John Kucklick, Stacy Schuur, Jean-Pierre Desforges, Igor Eulaers, Bjorn Munro Jenssen, Melissa McKinney, Christian Sonne, Niladri Basu, Simon Wilson, Sara Pedro, Jenny Bytingsvik, Garry Stenson, Anuschka Polder, Joshua T. Ackerman, Collin A. Eagles-Smith, Mark P. Herzog, Alex Hartman, Sarah Peterson, Allyson Jackson, Birgit Braune, Derek Muir, Frank Riget, Milton Levin, Anders Bignert, Maria Dam, Marlene Evans, Magali Houde, Katrin S. Hoydal
Since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) classified as organohalogen compounds (OHCs) in Arctic biota there has been a considerable number

Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for the quantitation of steroid hormone profiles in blubber from stranded humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

July 30, 2019
Greta Dalle Luche, Susan Bengston Nash, John Kucklick, Fletcher M. Mingramm, Ashley Russell
Marine mammal blubber is known to have quantifiable concentrations of steroid hormones and is increasingly chosen as a matrix for the detection of these reproductive and stress biomarkers. Steroid hormones act through complex cascades, often in concert

Remote blubber sampling paired with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for steroidal endocrinology in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

June 11, 2019
Ashley S. Boggs-Russell, Jared M. Ragland, Eric Zolman, Tracey B. Schock, Jeanine S. Morey, Thomas M. Galligan, Greta Dalle Luche, Brian C. Balmer, Randall S. Wells, John R. Kucklick, Lori Schwacke
Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry allows for the measurement of steroid hormone suites in the blubber of marine mammals. By combining this technology with minimally invasive techniques such as remote biopsy, endocrine profiles can be assessed

A Review of Organotin Contamination in Arctic and Subarctic Regions

May 17, 2019
John Kucklick, MIchael Ellisor
Organotin (OT) compounds are of continued arctic concern as they still widely used despite the most well-studied OT, tributyl tin (TBT), being restricted for use on marine vessels to prevent fouling by marine organisms. The highest OT concentrations found

Racial Disparity in Maternal Phthalates Exposure; Association with Racial Disparity in Fetal Growth and Birth Outcomes

April 10, 2019
Michael S. Bloom, Abby G. Wenzel, John W. Brock, Rebecca J. Wineland, Lori Cruze, Elizabeth R. Unal, Assem Jiyessova, Roger B. Newman, John Kucklick
Background: Experimental and observational data implicate phthalates as developmental toxicants. However, few data are available to assess the maternal risks of gestational exposure by race and infant sex. Objectives: To characterize associations between

A Review of Halogenated Natural Products in Arctic, Subarctic and Nordic Ecosystems

February 19, 2019
Terry Bidleman, Agneta Andersson, Liisa Jantunen, John Kucklick, Henrik Kylin, Robert Letcher, Mats Tysklind, Fiona Wong
Halogenated natural products (HNPs) are organic compounds containing bromine, chlorine, iodine, and sometimes fluorine. HNPs comprises many classes of compounds, ranging in complexity from halocarbons (mostly halomethanes and haloethanes) to higher

A status of temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants in Arctic biota

February 1, 2019
Frank Riget, Anders Bignert, Birgit Braune, Maria Dam, Rune Dietz, Marlene Evans, Norman Green, Helga Gunnlaugsdottir, Katrin S. Hoydal, John Kucklick, Robert Letcher, Derek Muir, Stacy Schuur, Christian Sonne, Stern Gary, Gregg Tomy, Katrin Vorkamp, Simon Wilson
More than 1000 time-series of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Arctic biota from marine and freshwater ecosystems some extending back to the beginning of 1980s were analyzed using a robust statistical method. The Arctic area encompassed extended

Urinary Phthalate Metabolites in Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Sarasota Bay, FL, USA

September 5, 2018
Leslie Hart, Barbara Beckingham, Randall Wells, Moria Alten-Flagg, Kerry Wischusen, Amanda Moors, John Kucklick, Pisarski Emily, Ed Wirth
Phthalates are chemical additives to common consumer goods including cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care products, and plastic. Because they are not chemically bound to these products and are widely used, the potential for environmental

Halogenated natural products

December 29, 2017
Terry Bidleman, John Kucklick, Henrik Kylin, Robert Letcher, Liisa Jantunen, Fiona Wong
This chapter summarizes the occurrence and fate on HNPs in the arctic physical environment and accumulation processes and presence in arctic biota. Except for halocarbons, there have been few investigations of HNPs in polar environments. Discussions of HNP

Rapid and reliable steroid hormone profiling in Tursiops truncatus blubber using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

June 1, 2017
Ashley S. Boggs-Russell, Tracey B. Schock, Thomas M. Galligan, Wayne E. McFee, Jeanine S. Morey, Lori Schwacke, John R. Kucklick
Monitoring of marine mammal steroid hormone status using matrices alternative to blood is desirable due to the ability to remotely collect samples which minimizes stress. However, measurement techniques in alternative matrices such as blubber described to

Persistent organic pollutants in blood samples of Southern Giant Petrels (Macronectes giganteus) from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

May 26, 2016
Fernanda I. Colabuono, Stacy Schuur, Kevin Huncik, Satie Taniguchi, Petry V. Maria, John Kucklick, Rosalinda C. Montone
Seabirds play an important role as top consumers in the food web and can be used as biomonitors of exposure to pollutants. Contamination studies on seabirds involving non-destructive sampling methods are of considerable importance, allowing better

Development of Two Fine Particulate Matter Standard Reference Materials (

April 13, 2016
Michele M. Schantz, Danielle Cleveland, N. Alan Heckert, John Kucklick, Stefan D. Leigh, Stephen E. Long, Jennifer Lynch, Karen E. Murphy, Rabia Oflaz, Adam L. Pintar, Barbara J. Porter, Savelas A. Rabb, Stacy Schuur, Stephen Wise, Rolf L. Zeisler
Two new Standard Reference Materials (SRMs), SRM 2786 Fine Particulate Matter ( 4 µm) and SRM 2787 Fine Particulate Matter ( 10 µm) have been developed in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Ambient Air Quality Standards for