Sedimentary PBDEs in urban areas of tropical Asian countries.

  title={Sedimentary PBDEs in urban areas of tropical Asian countries.},
  author={Charita S Kwan and Hideshige Takada and Kaoruko Mizukawa and Mahua Saha and Rinawati and Evangeline C. Santiago},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={76 1-2},
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were measured in surface sediment samples collected from urban canals or rivers in Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Japan. The total PBDE concentrations in the sediments ranged from 0.83 to 3140 ng/g dry wt. BDE-209 was predominant, ranging from 43% to 97% of total PBDEs, followed by nona-BDEs and some detectable concentrations of BDEs 47, 49, 99, 100, 153, 154 and 183. Sedimentary PBDE levels in… CONTINUE READING


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