Chapter 2. Brominated Flame Retardants

  1. Stuart Harrad
  1. Robin J. Law

Published Online: 29 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684122.ch2

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Persistent Organic Pollutants

How to Cite

Law, R. J. (2009) Brominated Flame Retardants, in Persistent Organic Pollutants (ed S. Harrad), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684122.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS), Lowestoft Laboratory, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169301

Online ISBN: 9780470684122



  • brominated flame retardants;
  • brominated flame retardants (BFRs) - diverse group of chemicals, protecting public from accidental fires;
  • overview of measurement techniques;
  • physicochemical properties - influence on environmental fate and behaviour;
  • overview of toxicology;
  • environmental levels – present, past and future temporal trends;
  • human exposure – magnitude and relative significance of pathways


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sources

  • Overview of Measurement Techniques

  • Physicochemical Properties and Their Influence on Environmental Fate and Behaviour

  • Overview of Toxicology

  • Environmental Levels – Present, Past and Future Temporal Trends

  • Human Exposure – Magnitude and Relative Significance of Pathways

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References