Publications

2024

Guelfo, Jennifer L., P Lee Ferguson, Jonathan Beck, Melissa Chernick, Alonso Doria-Manzur, Patrick W. Faught, Thomas Flug, et al. “Lithium-ion battery components are at the nexus of sustainable energy and environmental release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.” Nature Communications 15, no. 1 (July 2024): 5548. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-49753-5.

King, Dillon E., A Clare Sparling, Abigail S. Joyce, Ian T. Ryde, Beverly DeSouza, P Lee Ferguson, Susan K. Murphy, and Joel N. Meyer. “Lack of detectable sex differences in the mitochondrial function of Caenorhabditis elegans.” BMC Ecol Evol 24, no. 1 (April 26, 2024): 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-024-02238-x.

Ferguson, P. L., N. Jayasundara, J. C. Ulrich, K. Hoffman, T. Gunasekara, P. Sandamini, B. P. Jackson, and P. M. C. S. De Silva. “Response to Comment on “Glyphosate and Fluoride in High-Hardness Drinking Water Are Positively Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka”.” Environmental Science and Technology Letters 11, no. 4 (April 9, 2024): 378–79. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.4c00150.

Ferguson, P. L., N. Jayasundara, J. C. Ulrich, K. Hoffman, T. D. K. S. C. Gunasekara, P. M. M. A. Sandamini, B. P. Jackson, and P. M. C. S. De Silva. “Rebuttal to Comment on “Glyphosate and Fluoride in High-Hardness Drinking Water Are Positively Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka”.” Environmental Science and Technology Letters 11, no. 3 (March 12, 2024): 290–91. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.4c00151.

2023

Overdahl, Kirsten E., Robert M. Tighe, Heather M. Stapleton, and P Lee Ferguson. “Investigating sensitization activity of azobenzene disperse dyes via the Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay (DPRA).” Food Chem Toxicol 182 (December 2023): 114108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2023.114108.

Overdahl, Kirsten E., Christopher D. Kassotis, Kate Hoffman, Gordon J. Getzinger, Allison Phillips, Stephanie Hammel, Heather M. Stapleton, and P Lee Ferguson. “Characterizing azobenzene disperse dyes and related compounds in house dust and their correlations with other organic contaminant classes.” Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) 337 (November 2023): 122491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.122491.

Ulrich, J. C., K. Hoffman, T. D. K. S. C. Gunasekara, P. M. M. A. Sandamini, B. P. Jackson, P. M. C. S. De Silva, N. Jayasundara, and P. L. Ferguson. “Glyphosate and Fluoride in High-Hardness Drinking Water Are Positively Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.” Environmental Science and Technology Letters 10, no. 10 (October 10, 2023): 916–23. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.3c00504.

Muir, Derek C. G., Gordon J. Getzinger, Matt McBride, and P Lee Ferguson. “How Many Chemicals in Commerce Have Been Analyzed in Environmental Media? A 50 Year Bibliometric Analysis.” Environmental Science & Technology 57, no. 25 (June 2023): 9119–29. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c09353.

Lindborg, A. R., K. E. Overdahl, B. Vogler, D. Lin, R. Sutton, and P. L. Ferguson. “Assessment of Long-Chain Polyethoxylate Surfactants in Wastewater Effluent, Stormwater Runoff, and Ambient Water of San Francisco Bay, CA.” ACS ES and T Water 3, no. 4 (April 14, 2023): 1233–42. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.3c00024.

Camdzic, Dino, Rebecca A. Dickman, Abigail S. Joyce, Joshua S. Wallace, P Lee Ferguson, and Diana S. Aga. “Quantitation of Total PFAS Including Trifluoroacetic Acid with Fluorine Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.” Analytical Chemistry 95, no. 13 (April 2023): 5484–88. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.2c05354.

2022

Shojaei, M., A. S. Joyce, P. L. Ferguson, and J. L. Guelfo. “Novel per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in an active-use C6-based aqueous film forming foam.” Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters 3 (November 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hazl.2022.100061.

Pétré, M. -. A., K. R. Salk, H. M. Stapleton, P. L. Ferguson, G. Tait, D. R. Obenour, D. R. U. Knappe, and D. P. Genereux. “Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in river discharge: Modeling loads upstream and downstream of a PFAS manufacturing plant in the Cape Fear watershed, North Carolina.” The Science of the Total Environment 831 (July 2022): 154763. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154763.

Herkert, Nicholas J., Christopher D. Kassotis, Sharon Zhang, Yuling Han, Vivek Francis Pulikkal, Mei Sun, P Lee Ferguson, and Heather M. Stapleton. “Characterization of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances Present in Commercial Anti-fog Products and Their In Vitro Adipogenic Activity.” Environmental Science & Technology 56, no. 2 (January 2022): 1162–73. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.1c06990.

Markovich, Zachary R., Jessica H. Hartman, Ian T. Ryde, Kathleen A. Hershberger, Abigail S. Joyce, Patrick L. Ferguson, and Joel N. Meyer. “Mild pentachlorophenol-mediated uncoupling of mitochondria depletes ATP but does not cause an oxidized redox state or dopaminergic neurodegeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans.” Current Research in Toxicology 3 (January 2022): 100084. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crtox.2022.100084.

2021

Overdahl, Kirsten E., David Gooden, Benjamin Bobay, Gordon J. Getzinger, Heather M. Stapleton, and P Lee Ferguson. “Characterizing azobenzene disperse dyes in commercial mixtures and children's polyester clothing.” Environ Pollut 287 (October 15, 2021): 117299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117299.

Hunter, Brandon, Imari Walker, Robert Lassiter, Vanessa Lassiter, Jackie MacDonald Gibson, P Lee Ferguson, and Marc A. Deshusses. “Evaluation of private well contaminants in an underserved North Carolina community.” The Science of the Total Environment 789 (October 2021): 147823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147823.

Walker, I., M. D. Montaño, R. S. Lankone, D. H. Fairbrother, and P. L. Ferguson. “Influence of CNT loading and environmental stressors on leaching of polymer-associated chemicals from epoxy and polycarbonate nanocomposites.” Environmental Chemistry 18, no. 3 (September 1, 2021): 131–41. https://doi.org/10.1071/EN21043.

Ulrich, Jake C., and P Lee Ferguson. “Development of a sensitive direct injection LC-MS/MS method for the detection of glyphosate and aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) in hard waters.” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 413, no. 14 (June 2021): 3763–74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-021-03324-5.

Getzinger, Gordon, and Lee Ferguson. “High-Throughput Trace-Level Suspect Screening for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Environmental Waters by Peak-Focusing Online Solid Phase Extraction and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry.” ACS ES&T Water, April 8, 2021.

Overdahl, Kirsten E., Rebecca Sutton, Jennifer Sun, Noelle J. DeStefano, Gordon J. Getzinger, and P Lee Ferguson. “Assessment of emerging polar organic pollutants linked to contaminant pathways within an urban estuary using non-targeted analysis.” Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts 23, no. 3 (March 2021): 429–45. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0em00463d.

Getzinger, Gordon J., Christopher P. Higgins, and P Lee Ferguson. “Structure Database and In Silico Spectral Library for Comprehensive Suspect Screening of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Environmental Media by High-resolution Mass Spectrometry.” Analytical Chemistry 93, no. 5 (February 2021): 2820–27. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04109.

Montaño, Manuel D., Keira Liu, Tara Sabo-Attwood, and P Lee Ferguson. “Analysis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Sediments by Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation Coupled to Near-Infrared Fluorescence Spectroscopy Reveals Disassociation of Residual Metal Catalyst Nanoparticles.” Environmental Science & Technology 55, no. 2 (January 2021): 1015–23. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c06058.

2020

Getzinger, Gordon, Christopher P. Higgins, and P Lee Ferguson. “Data and scripts from: A structure database and in silico spectral library for comprehensive suspect screening of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in environmental media by high-resolution mass spectrometry,” November 20, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7924/r4c53n875.

Babich, Remy, Jake C. Ulrich, EM Dilini V. Ekanayake, Andrey Massarsky, P Mangala C. S. De Silva, Pathmalal M. Manage, Brian P. Jackson, et al. “Kidney developmental effects of metal-herbicide mixtures: Implications for chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology.” Environment International 144 (November 2020): 106019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106019.

Czaplicki, Lauren M., Lauren K. Redfern, Ellen M. Cooper, P Lee Ferguson, Rytas Vilgalys, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Investigating the mycobiome of the Holcomb Creosote Superfund Site.” Chemosphere 252 (August 2020): 126208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.126208.