Polybrominated diphenylethers and methoxylated tetrabromodiphenylethers in cetaceans from the Mediterranean Sea.

@article{Pettersson2004PolybrominatedDA,
  title={Polybrominated diphenylethers and methoxylated tetrabromodiphenylethers in cetaceans from the Mediterranean Sea.},
  author={Anita Pettersson and Bert van Bavel and Magnus Engwall and Bego{\~n}a Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={542-50}
}
Eight tetrabrominated to hexabrominated diphenylethers were present at ppb levels in liver from cetaceans found stranded on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy. The highest concentration was found in striped dolphin (sum polybrominated diphenyl ethers [PBDE] 8133 ng/g l.w.) and the lowest concentration in bottlenose dolphin (sum PBDE 66 ng/g lipid weight [l.w.]). The predominant congener in all samples was 2,2',4,4'-tetraBDE (PBDE # 47) followed by, in decreasing order, the pentaPBDE… CONTINUE READING