34. Ocean Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts of Brominated Flame Retardants

  1. Janine M. H. Selendy
  1. Susan D. Shaw1 and
  2. Kurunthachalam Kannan3

Published Online: 26 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118148594.ch34

Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures

Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures

How to Cite

Shaw, S. D. and Kannan, K. (2011) Ocean Pollution: Health and Environmental Impacts of Brominated Flame Retardants, in Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures (ed J. M. H. Selendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118148594.ch34

Editor Information

  1. Horizon International, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), Center for Marine Studies, Blue Hill, Maine, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory of Organic Analytical Chemistry, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470527856

Online ISBN: 9781118148594

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Keywords:

  • marine ecosystems, BFRs, PBDEs;
  • PBDEs, environmental “time bomb”;
  • PBDEs impact on animals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemical and Physical Properties

  • Pbde Uses and Regulatory Restrictions

  • Pbde Sources, Exposure Pathways, Levels, and Temporal Trends

  • Health Effects of PBDEs in Animals and Humans

  • The Legacy of PBDES: Replacement Flame Retardants and PBDE Combustion Products

  • Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Acknowledgments

  • References