Household Exposures to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in a Wisconsin Cohort

@inproceedings{Imm2009HouseholdET,
  title={Household Exposures to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in a Wisconsin Cohort},
  author={Pamela Imm and Lynda M Knobeloch and Carol Buelow and Henry A. Anderson},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Human exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is virtually universal in the United States. Although the uses of these chemicals as flame retardants in fabrics, foams, and plastics are well defined, human exposure pathways are not well understood. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess current PBDE body burdens and identify residential sources of exposure among 29 men and 15 women in 38 households. METHODS Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers were used to… CONTINUE READING
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