International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health

Search for Articles on Google by:
Abderrahim Lakhouit

Search for Related Articles:
On Google
On Google Scholar

Original Research Article

Assessment of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in leachate generated by municipal solid wastes

Abderrahim Lakhouit*1

1Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author’s Email: a.lakhouit(at)

Abderrahim Lakhouit

Article Number: 10.15739/irjpeh.21.005  |   Pages: 33-36  |   Vol. 8 (1), January 2021   |   DOI:

 Received: October 6, 2020  Accepted: December 12, 2020  Published: January 9, 2021


This paper presents the first study focusing on perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) found in leachates and their impact on human health. Over the past few decades, PFAAs have received increasing attention due to their negative effect on human health and their persistence within the environment. This study investigates solid waste-produced leachates that are collected and treated by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). In the case of drinking water, the PFAAs are determined using Isotope. Dilution Anion Exchange Solid Phase Extraction and LC-MS/MS.The PFAAs found in the raw leachate under study reach concentrations of 510 ng/L. In surface water near uncontrolled areas of solid waste dumps, the concentrations of PFAAs are in the range of 15 ± 1.4 to 120 ± 2.7 ng/L. The present study estimates the chronic daily intake of PFAAs in surface water to be in the range of 0.77 to 3.6 ng/Kg/day. Based on these findings, further investigations are warranted regarding PFAA risk assessment and toxicity.


Chronic daily intake, dose, leachate, perfluoroalkyl acids, risk assessment

How to Cite this Article

Lakhouit A(2021). Assessment of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in leachate generated by municipal solid wastes. Int. Res. J. Pub. Environ. Health 8(1):33-36.

Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. Author(s) agree that this article remain permanently open access under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License.

Select Language »