Table 3

Summary statistics of PFAS concentrations (ng/mL) in 106 participants in a panel study 6 months after end of exposure through contaminated drinking water (baseline investigation)

PFASGroupParticipants (n)Mean±SD(Min, median, max)
PFHxSPanel study106353±260(12.3, 277, 1660)
Main Ronneby3418228±232(<0.5*, 152, 1790)
Karlshamn reference2421.91±5.27(<0.5*, 0.84, 60.1)
PFOSPanel study106387±259(24.1, 345, 1500)
Main Ronneby3418245±234(0.58, 176, 1870)
Karlshamn reference2425.68±6.19(<0.5*, 4.21, 55.3)
PFOAPanel study10621.1±14.7(2.38, 17.5, 92)
Main Ronneby341813.7±12.0(<0.4*, 10.4, 91.9)
Karlshamn reference2421.77±0.81(<0.4*, 1.59, 4.98)
  • *Limit of detection.

  • PFAS, perfluorinated and polyfluorinated substance; PFHxS, perfluorohexane sulfonate; PFOA, perfluorooctanoate; PFOS, perfluorooctane sulfonate.