Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

  title={Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.},
  author={Faizur Rahman and Katherine H. Langford and Mark D. Scrimshaw and John Lester},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={275 1-3},
Polybrominated diphenyl ether, PBDE, flame retardants are now a world-wide pollution problem reaching even remote areas. They have been found to bioaccumulate and there are concerns over the health effects of exposure to PBDEs, they also have potential endocrine disrupting properties. They are lipophilic compounds so are easily removed from the aqueous environment and are predicted to sorb onto sediments and particulate matter or to fatty tissue, aiding their distribution throughout the… CONTINUE READING
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