Concentrations and speciation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in human amniotic fluid.


Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are persistent organic chemicals used as flame retardants in textiles, plastics, and consumer products. Although PBDE accumulation in humans has been noted since the 1970s, few studies have investigated PBDEs within the gestational compartment, and none to date has identified levels in amniotic fluid. The present study… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.11.088


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