Association of ethylene dibromide (EDB) with mature cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) fruit.


Ethylene dibromide (EDB), a potential carcinogen, has been used in gasoline mixtures to avoid the accumulation of metallic lead in engines. Ethylene dibromide is present in the environment and in groundwater. Previous analysis has shown that EDB levels have reached up to 16 microg L-1 in the groundwater at two fuel spill plumes in the vicinity of the… (More)