Polybrominated diphenyl ethers: causes for concern and knowledge gaps regarding environmental distribution, fate and toxicity

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.05.003
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TypeArticle
Journal titleScience of The Total Environment
ISSN0048-9697
1879-1026
Volume400
Issue1-3
Pages425436
SubjectPBDEs; brominated flame retardants; environmental occurrence; toxicology; biological occurrence
AbstractThis manuscript critically considers several areas of study of the polybrominated diphenyl ether compounds. Specifically, a brief review of PBDE toxicity is followed by an in depth discussion of PBDE occurrence in abiotic and biotic environmental matrices. Temporal and geographic trends are examined in conjunction with risk assessment factors. Rather than summarize or tabulate the growing body of literature on PBDEs in the environment, the overall goal of this review paper is to highlight broad patterns that may contribute to a more holistic understanding of PBDE behavior in the environment, as well as to identify critical areas of research that warrant further attention.
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PublisherElsevier
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23002057
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