Two Abundant Bioaccumulated Halogenated Compounds Are Natural Products

@article{Teuten2005TwoAB,
  title={Two Abundant Bioaccumulated Halogenated Compounds Are Natural Products},
  author={Emma L. Teuten and Li Xu and Christopher M. Reddy},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={307},
  pages={917 - 920}
}
Methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) have been found bioaccumulated in the tissues of a variety of aquatic animals and at concentrations comparable to those of anthropogenic halogenated organic compounds, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The origin of the MeO-PBDEs has been uncertain; circumstantial evidence supports a natural and/or an industrial source. By analyzing the natural abundance radiocarbon content of two MeO-PBDEs isolated from a True's beaked whale… 

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