Determination of the levels of Polybrominated Diphenylethers (PBDEs) in pooled blood sera obtained from Australians aged 31-45 years

Harden, Fiona, Toms, Leisa-Maree, Ryan, John, & Mueller, Jochen (2004) Determination of the levels of Polybrominated Diphenylethers (PBDEs) in pooled blood sera obtained from Australians aged 31-45 years. In 3rd International Brominated Flame Retardants Workshop, 6-9 June 2004, Toronto, Canada.


Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) are widely used as flame retardants in polymer materials, textiles, electronic boards and various other materials. Technical PBDE preparations are produced as mixtures of mainly penta-, octa- or decabrombiphenyl ethers1,2. PBDEs are structurally similar to other environmental pollutants like dioxins and PCBs, they are lipophilic and persistent compounds and are widespread in the environment.

To date, no information is available on the levels of PBDEs in human serum in Australia. In 2003, more than 9000 blood samples were collected in Australia as part of the National Dioxins Program. The aim of this study was to evaluate PBDE concentrations in these samples, focusing on one age group.

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ID Code: 82633
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Polybrominated Diphenylethers, pooled blood sera, 31-45 years, Brominated Flame Retardants
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2015 00:33
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 15:08

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