Determination and occurrence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in maternal adipose tissue from inhabitants of Singapore.

@article{Li2005DeterminationAO,
  title={Determination and occurrence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in maternal adipose tissue from inhabitants of Singapore.},
  author={Qing Qing Li and Annamalai Loganath and Yap-Seng Chong and Jeffrey Philip Obbard},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={819 2},
  pages={253-7}
}
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), as a specific group of brominated flame retardants (BFR), are used in a variety of consumer products including electronics and household furnishings. In recent years, a marked increase in the levels of PBDEs in human biological tissues and fluids, especially breast milk, has been reported in several countries. However, few data are available from countries in the Asia-pacific region, including Singapore. This study presents a validated method procedure… CONTINUE READING