Bioaccumulation, maternal transfer and elimination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in wild frogs.

@article{Liu2011BioaccumulationMT,
  title={Bioaccumulation, maternal transfer and elimination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in wild frogs.},
  author={Peng-Yan Liu and Guo-dong Du and Ya-Xian Zhao and Yun-Song Mu and Ai-qian Zhang and Zhanfen Qin and X Zhang and Shi-Shuai Yan and Yan Li and Rong-Guo Wei and Xiao-fei Qin and Yong-jian Yang},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={972-8}
}
To investigate bioaccumulation, maternal transfer and elimination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in amphibians, we collected adult frogs (Rana limnocharis) from a rice field in an e-waste recycling site in China. We found that ∑PBDEs in the whole frogs and various tissues (brain, liver, testis and egg) ranged from 17.10 to 141.11 ng g(-1) wet weight. Various tissues exhibited a similar PBDE congener profile, which was characterized by intermediate brominated congeners (BDE-99 and BDE… CONTINUE READING