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February 1, 2010 Cover, Vol. 88, Issue 5

February 1, 2010 Cover, Vol. 88, Issue 5

Fluorochemicals Go Short

Shorter perfluoroalkyl chain lengths improve environmental profile of versatile stain-, grease-, and water-repelling chemicals. (pp. 12-17)

COVER: COVER: Guillemot eggs from a remote part of Sweden help scientists understand how persistent perfluorochemicals bioaccumulate in guillemots and other species at the top of the food chain. It is not yet known how high levels of the chemicals affect the long-lived seabirds (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 5879). Anna-Karin Johansson, Stockholm University

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