PFCs introduction: Priorities and strategies

Method for PFCs analysis in fish tissue

Database of PFCs levels in selected food products



JUN 2011
Paper on “Occurrence of Halogenated Contaminants in Fish from Selected River Localities and Ponds in the Czech Republic” published.
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JUN 2011
Paper on “Simple, high throughput ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry trace analysis of perfluorinated alkylated substances in food of animal origin: Milk and fish” published.
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Presentation on EMERCON project activities has been awarded at the competition “O cenu firmy MERCK 2011”
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EFSA report on “Results of the monitoring of perfluoroalkylated substances in food in the period 2000 – 2009” published
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Emerging Contaminants (EmerCon)

Identification and quantification of emerging organic contaminants in the Czech aquatic ecosystem and food market supply.
With focus on perfluorinated alkylated compounds (PFC): EMERCON

Donor of the grant: National Training Fund
Norway Grants & EEA Grants - Research Support Fund
Focus area of research: 4.3 R&D in food safety and quality
Registration number of the project: A/CZ0046/2/0026


The here presented project aims to provide the first thorough data collection on fish contamination by PFC, not only predominant PFOS and PFOA but also other PFC compounds, in the Czech Republic, including complete data of the range of fresh water fish species contamination, both free living and aquaculture species.

Since no data on PFC levels in food from the Czech market are available, monitoring of PFC levels in selected food products will also be performed and an assessment of the daily intake of PFC by humans due to the consumption of fish and various food products will be provided to receive the first data in the Czech Republic on the PFC contaminated food related risks.

Appropriate analytical methods will be developed and applied enabling an assessment of the spreading of PFC in fish in water bodies of the Czech Republic and selected food products at the Czech market. These methodologies will be available for other analytical labs involved in the project and all interested regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the Czech Republic.

Last update: 29.06.2011

Norway Grants EEA Grants Subprojekt je financován Finančními mechanizmy EHP a Norska a státním rozpočtem České republiky prostřednictvím Fondu pro podporu výzkumu.
The sub-project has been supported from the EEA/Norway Grants and the Czech Republic state budget by means of the Research Support Fund.