Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are considered as global environmental contaminants. Investigations on PBDEs have rapidly increased due to the detection of significant PBDEs levels in human or biota. However, few studies of the PBDEs pollution status has been reported in China. In this paper the properties, application, pollution source, environmental behavior, contamination levels, trends, regulations and analytical method of PBDEs are reviewed. The currently existing problems are also discussed. We hope that this review will provide valuable reference for the researches on PBDEs in China.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Progress in Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - May 2005|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Environmental behavior
- Health risk
- Pollution sources