Concentration of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in household dust from various countries

Sjödin, Andreas, Päpke, Olaf, McGahee, Ernest, Focant, Jean-François, Jones, Richard S., Pless-Mulloli, Tanja, Toms, Leisa-Maree Leontjew, Herrmann, Thomas, Müller, Jochen, Needham, Larry L. and Patterson, Donald G., Jr. (2008) Concentration of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in household dust from various countries. Chemosphere, 73 1, Supp. 1: S131-S136. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.08.075

Author Sjödin, Andreas
Päpke, Olaf
McGahee, Ernest
Focant, Jean-François
Jones, Richard S.
Pless-Mulloli, Tanja
Toms, Leisa-Maree Leontjew
Herrmann, Thomas
Müller, Jochen
Needham, Larry L.
Patterson, Donald G., Jr.
Title Concentration of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in household dust from various countries
Journal name Chemosphere   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-6535
Publication date 2008-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.08.075
Volume 73
Issue 1, Supp. 1
Start page S131
End page S136
Total pages 6
Editor H. Fiedler
L. L. Needham
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Subject 259902 Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
321201 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
760103 Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment
Abstract Seven polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners were measured in the particulate fraction (<2 mm) of household dust samples (n = 40), collected in four different countries (Australia, Germany, Great Britain, and United States). Dust samples from Germany contained the lowest concentrations of total PBDEs (median: 74 ng/g, range: 17–550 ng/g dust). Australian dust contained the second lowest concentration (median: 1200 ng/g, range: 500–13,000 ng/g dust). The dust from the United States and Great Britain contained the highest measured amounts of total PBDEs (US median: 4200 ng/g dust, range: 520–29,000 ng/g; Great Britain median: 10,000 ng/g, range: 950–54,000 ng/g). Daily intake of PBDEs has been estimated from published reference values on daily dust intake rates. The highest daily intake of 2,20,4,40-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) found was in the United States (<1–330 ng/day) and the lowest was in Germany (<1–2 ng/day). The PBDE congeners present in commercially available pentabromodiphenyl ether were the highest in concentration in the United States, and the congener distribution was similar to that of the technical preparation (i.e., 2,20,4,40,5-pentabromodiphenyl ether [BDE-99] was similar in concentration to that of BDE-47). We conclude that further studies are required to investigate human indoor exposure to PBDEs across countries and to determine the risk factors related to indoor design factors.
Keyword Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
Indoor environment
Human exposure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented at the 25th International Symposium on Halogenated Environmental Organic Pollutants and POPs held in Toronto, Canada, August 2005

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