Occurrences and fates of hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine sediments in relation to trophodynamics.

@article{Zhang2012OccurrencesAF,
  title={Occurrences and fates of hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine sediments in relation to trophodynamics.},
  author={Kun Zhang and Yi Wai Teresa Wan and Paul D. A. Jones and Steve B Wiseman and John Paul Giesy and Jianying Hu},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={2148-55}
}
While occurrences and origins of hydroxylated (OH-) polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in organisms have been reported, the fates of these compounds in abiotic matrixes and related trophodynamics are unclear. The present study measured concentrations of nine OH-PBDEs, twelve methoxylated (MeO-) PBDEs, and eleven PBDEs in marine sediments and explored the trophodynamics of OH-PBDEs in five invertebrates, eight fish, and two species of birds from Liaodong Bay, north China. While… CONTINUE READING