Detection and distribution of Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate on the East Antarctic ice sheet.

@article{Cheng2013DetectionAD,
  title={Detection and distribution of Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate on the East Antarctic ice sheet.},
  author={Wenhan Cheng and Li-guang Sun and Wen Huang and T. Du A. W. Ruan and Zhouqing Xie and Pengfei Zhang and Rui Ding and Ming Li},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={1017-21}
}
Use of PBDEs (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers) has been restricted in Europe and North America in recent years. As substitute products with similar properties, OPEs (Organophosphate Esters) are now used as alternatives to PBDEs. Recent research has revealed that, similar to PBDEs, OPEs are also environmentally hazardous like PBDEs. Thus knowledge of their distribution and transport is needed to understand the extent of risk. However, studies on environmental OPEs mainly focus on Europe and North… CONTINUE READING