polybrominated diphenyl ethers

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polybrominated diphenyl ethers

(pōl″ē-brōm′ĭ-nāt″ĕd),

PBDE

A class of chemicals used as flame retardants. They are chemically related to polychlorinated biphenyls and are thought to have similar biological toxicity. They have been found in streams, marine animals, human fetuses, and human breast milk.
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Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in the North American environment.
Developmental neurotoxicity of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
Thus, distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) will vary with the particle size of dust and the spatial position of settled dust, as well as the location of PBDE sources, such that PBDE levels in settled dust on the floor will be different from those of settled dust above the floor (Bjorklund et al.
Associations between polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, phenolic metabolites, and thyroid hormones during pregnancy.
Detailed polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congener composition of the widely used penta-, octa-, and deca-PBDE technical fame-retardant mixtures.
In accordance with RoHS, all electrical and electronic equipment containing lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ether may not be sold in the EU after July 1, 2006, subject to certain limited exemptions.
Polybrominated diphenyl ether levels in the blood of pregnant women living in an agricultural community in California.
Debromination of polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners BDE 99 and BDE 183 in the intestinal tract of the common carp (Cyprinus carpio).
The directive, which will take effect from July 1, 2006, limits the use of six substances: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.
Key WORDS: brominated flame retardant, calcium, developmental neurotoxicity, PBDE, persistent organic pollutant, polybrominated diphenyl ether, structure--activity relationship, thyroid.