Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in California wastestreams.

@article{Petreas2009PolybrominatedDE,
  title={Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in California wastestreams.},
  author={Myrto X Petreas and D Oros},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={996-1001}
}
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are used in consumer products, including electronics, fabrics, and polyurethane foam. Exposures may occur during the products' useful lifetime and also after the products' disposal. A survey of California wastestreams (e-wastes, autoshredder waste and wastewater sewage sludge) attempted to assess the relative importance of these wastestreams as repositories of PBDEs. Based on measurements of PBDEs in samples of such wastestreams and on assumptions… CONTINUE READING