Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in birds of prey from Northern China.

  title={Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in birds of prey from Northern China.},
  author={Da Chen and Bi-Xian Mai and Jie Song and Quanhui Sun and Yong Luo and Xiaojun Luo and Eddy Y Zeng and Robert C Hale},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={41 6},
Birds of prey from Northern China (Beijing area) were examined for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). A total of 47 specimens from eight different species were analyzed. Muscle and liver were analyzed separately for each bird. Kidneys were pooled by species. Common kestrels exhibited the highest PBDE levels (mean muscle and liver concentrations of 12300 and 12200 ng/g lipid weight, respectively), with maxima in an individual bird of 31700 in muscle and 40900 ng/g lw in liver. Congener… CONTINUE READING


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