Pollution characterization and diurnal variation of PBDEs in the atmosphere of an E-waste dismantling region

Duohong Chen, Xinhui Bi*, Jinping Zhao, Laiguo Chen, Jihua Tan, Bixian Mai, Guoying Sheng, Jiamo Fu, Ming Hung WONG

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Abstract

Diurnal air samples were collected from the E-waste dismantling region Guiyu and the underwear industry region Chendian. This was the first report to present the diurnal variation of PBDEs in the atmosphere. The average concentrations of 11 PBDE congeners were 11,742 pg m-3 in the daytime, and 4830 pg m-3 at night in Guiyu, while the concentrations were lower in Chendian with 376 pg m-3 in the daytime, and 237 pg m-3 at night. BDE-209 accounted for 22% and 31.3% of the total PBDEs in Guiyu and Chendian, respectively. The diurnal variation trends of BDE-47, -99, -153, -183, and -209 were also analyzed in detail in the two regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1057
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume157
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

User-Defined Keywords

  • Diurnal variation
  • E-waste
  • PBDEs

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