Human maternal and umbilical cord blood concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

@article{Foster2011HumanMA,
  title={Human maternal and umbilical cord blood concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers.},
  author={Warren G Foster and Sandra Gregorovich and Katherine M Morrison and Stephanie A. Atkinson and Cariton Kubwabo and Brian Stewart and Koon T Teo},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 10},
  pages={1301-9}
}
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), widely used as flame retardants in commercial products, have become ubiquitous environmental contaminants. Although adult human exposure to PBDEs is well documented, developmental exposure is less well characterized. The objectives of this study were to measure maternal and fetal exposure to nine PBDE congeners and to investigate potential associations with birth weight. PBDE congeners were quantified in maternal serum at 24-28 weeks of pregnancy… CONTINUE READING