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Document ID (ISN)105838
CIS number 06-1413
ISBN(s) 91-620-5065-6
Year 2000
Convention or series no. Report 5065
Author(s) de Wit C.A.
Title Brominated flame retardants
Bibliographic information Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvňrdsverket), Blekholmsterrassen 36, 10648 Stockholm, Sweden, 2000. 94p. Illus. Approx. 180 ref.
Abstract Brominated flame retardants are used in electronic appliances and textiles. They are detected in the environment and in breast milk in increasing concentrations. Their persistence is a matter of concern and poses a potential problem similar to that of polychlorinated biphenlys (PCBs). This report discusses these issues and future trends. Contents: characteristics of flame retardants; brominated flame retardant chemistry; analytical methods for brominated flame retardants; toxicology; environmental concentrations; future trends.
Descriptors (primary) brominated organic compounds; environmental pollution; flame retardants; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; Sweden; routes of entry; polychlorinated biphenyls; criteria document; decabromodiphenyl ether; nursing mothers; sampling and analysis; hexabromocyclododecane; tetrabromobisphenol A
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution