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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4585-4597, 2017
http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/17/4585/2017/
doi:10.5194/acp-17-4585-2017
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Research article
06 Apr 2017
Uncertainty and variability in atmospheric formation of PFCAs from fluorotelomer precursors
Colin P. Thackray and Noelle E. Selin
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RC1: 'Review of Uncertainty and variability in atmospheric formation of PFCAs', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
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AR by Colin Thackray on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jan 2017) by James Roberts
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Feb 2017)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 Feb 2017)  
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2017) by James Roberts  
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PFCAs are toxic contaminants that can form in the atmosphere when precursor chemicals are released and degrade. We calculate the capacity of different atmospheric environments to form PFCAs this way. Different environments have very different capacities to form PFCAs, with the atmosphere far from sources of pollution being much better able to make the more toxic PFCAs. While the chemistry involved has uncertainties, they are small compared to the differences between environments.
PFCAs are toxic contaminants that can form in the atmosphere when precursor chemicals are...
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