Decabromodiphenyl ethane and decabromodiphenyl ether in Swedish background air.

@article{Egebck2012DecabromodiphenylEA,
  title={Decabromodiphenyl ethane and decabromodiphenyl ether in Swedish background air.},
  author={Anna-Lena Egeb{\"a}ck and Ulla Sellstr{\"o}m and Michael S. McLachlan},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={264-9}
}
Decabromodiphenyl ethane (DPDPE) is a flame retardant that has been on the market for more than 20 years and is used as a replacement for decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209). Environmental data on DPDPE are scarce but for BDE-209, studies have shown that long-range transport in the atmosphere leads to contamination of remote regions. Given their similar physical-chemical properties, we hypothesized that this is also true for DPDPE. In this study we explored the European continent as a source for… CONTINUE READING