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After the PBDE Phase-Out: A Broad Suite of Flame Retardants in Repeat House Dust Samples from California
Higher house dust levels of PBDE flame retardants (FRs) have been reported in California than other parts of the world, due to the state’s furniture flammability standard. However, changing levels ofExpand
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Analytical developments and preliminary assessment of human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants from indoor dust.
A new and efficient analytical method was developed and validated for the analysis of organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) in indoor dust samples. This method involves an extraction step byExpand
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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in domestic indoor dust from Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.
Because of the similarities in European and North American dietary exposure, it has been suggested that the order of magnitude higher body burdens in North Americans may be due to internationalExpand
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Levels and profiles of organochlorines and flame retardants in car and house dust from Kuwait and Pakistan: implication for human exposure via dust ingestion.
There are only few studies documenting indoor pollution in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. In present study, we have evaluated the occurrence of various organochlorines (OCs) and flameExpand
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Occurrence of alternative flame retardants in indoor dust from New Zealand: indoor sources and human exposure assessment.
Due to worldwide restrictions on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), the demand for alternative flame retardants (AFRs), such as organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), novel brominated FRsExpand
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Assessment of human exposure to indoor organic contaminants via dust ingestion in Pakistan.
UNLABELLED   Ingestion of indoor dust has been acknowledged as an important route of exposure to organic contaminants (OCs). We investigated the presence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs),Expand
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Estimation of daily intake of organohalogenated contaminants from food consumption and indoor dust ingestion in Romania.
  • A. Dirtu, A. Covaci
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental science & technology
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We estimated human exposure to organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs), including organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), such as hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs), DDT and metabolites, hexachlorobenzene, andExpand
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Brominated flame retardants in Belgian home-produced eggs: levels and contamination sources.
The extent and the sources of contamination with brominated flame retardants (BFRs), such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), in home-produced eggs fromExpand
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Country specific comparison for profile of chlorinated, brominated and phosphate organic contaminants in indoor dust. Case study for Eastern Romania, 2010.
We have evaluated the levels and specific profiles of several organohalogenated contaminants, including organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and flame retardants (FRs),Expand
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Inter-species differences for polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine top predators from the Southern North Sea: Part 1. Accumulation patterns in harbour seals and
Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) are two representative top predator species of the North Sea ecosystem. The median values of sum of 21 polychlorinatedExpand
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