Occurrence of primary aromatic amines and nicotine in sediments collected from the United States


Despite extensive use of primary aromatic amines (AAs) in consumer products, little is known about their occurrence in the environment. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of 14 AAs and nicotine in 75 sediment samples collected from seven estuarine and freshwater ecosystems in the Unites States. Additionally, risk quotients (RQs) were calculated to assess potential risks of these chemicals to aquatic organisms. Of the 14 AAs analyzed, seven of them were found in sediments. The sum concentrations of seven AAs in sediments were in the range of 10.2 to 1810 ng/g, dry wt (mean: 388 ng/g). Aniline was the most abundant compound, accounting for, on average, 53 % of the total concentrations. Nicotine was found in sediments at a concentration range of

Authors: Magdalena Urbaniak, Sridhar Chinthakindi, Andres Martinez, Keri C Hornbuckle, Kurunthachalam Kannan
; Full Source: The Science of the total environment 2022 Aug 17;851(Pt 1):158102. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158102.