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Web Date: June 9, 2010

Blood Concentrations Of PBDE Flame Retardants Mirror Levels In Dust

Toxic Substances: The dust in U.S. homes may be a primary exposure source
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: polybrominated diphenyl ethers, PBDEs, flame retardants, dust

Diet is the primary route of people's exposure to most persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic compounds, but new research published in Environmental Science & Technology (DOI: 10.1021/es100697q) finds that levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in dust from U. S. homes correlate strongly with the concentrations in residents' blood.

For decades, a wide variety of U.S. consumer goods contained PBDEs, including . . .

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