Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and its related environmental problems

Hanxia Liu*, Qinghua Zhang, Guibin Jiang, Zongwei CAI

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-562
Number of pages9
JournalProgress in Chemistry
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Environmental behavior
  • Health risk
  • PBDEs
  • Pollution sources

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