After the PBDE Phase-Out: A Broad Suite of Flame Retardants in Repeat House Dust Samples from California

@inproceedings{Dodson2012AfterTP,
  title={After the PBDE Phase-Out: A Broad Suite of Flame Retardants
in Repeat House Dust Samples from California},
  author={Robin E Dodson and Laura J. Perovich and Adrian Covaci and Nele van den Eede and Alin C Ionas and Alin Constantin Dirtu and Julia Green Brody and Ruthann A. Rudel},
  booktitle={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012}
}
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 of these and other FRs have not been evaluated following the 2004 U.S. phase-out of PentaBDE and OctaBDE. We analyzed dust collected in 16 California homes in 2006 and again in 2011 for 62 FRs and organohalogens, which represents the broadest investigation of FRs in homes. Fifty-five compounds were… CONTINUE READING
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