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Determination of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans in marine products.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15884801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in plastics and textile coatings, and these compounds have been recognized as ubiquitous environmental contaminants. Furthermore, it is considered a serious problem that polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PBDD/DFs), having toxicities similar to those of chlorinated dioxins, are generated by the manufacture of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) such as PBDEs, and formed by the combustion of substances containing BFRs. Several congeners of PBDD/DFs and PBDEs have been detected in the adipose tissue of the Japanese. Although food is suspected as an exposure source, little information is available regarding the levels of these brominated compounds in food, as compared with information regarding dioxin or polychlorinated biphenyls. It is necessary to investigate the levels of these brominated organic compounds in various foods and to estimate their influence in the case of human exposure. We developed an efficient method of analyzing PBDEs and PBDD/DFs contents in food samples using accelerated solvent extraction and determined the concentrations in several marine products such as raw fish, processed foods, and seaweed purchased in Japan. A recovery test (n = 5) using the method and involving dried fish showed acceptable recoveries of 57.7-78.5% (RSD 5.4-15.9%) for PBDEs and 50.0-56.4% (RSD 1.5-7.9%) for PBDD/DFs. In the analysis of marine product samples, several congeners of PBDEs were detected in raw fish, processed fish, and seaweed; the highest concentration of sigmaPBDEs was detected in yellowtail (1161 pg/g whole basis), followed by mackerel (553.5 pg/g whole basis). The most dominant congener present in these marine samples was 2,2',4,4'-tetraBDE (#47).
Yuki Ashizuka; Reiko Nakagawa; Kazuhiro Tobiishi; Tsuguhide Hori; Takao Iida
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-11     Completed Date:  2005-06-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3807-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, 39, Mukaizano, Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 818-0135, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Benzofurans / analysis*
Dioxins / analysis*
Ethers / analysis*
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis*
Seafood / analysis*
Seaweed / chemistry
Shellfish / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzofurans; 0/Dioxins; 0/Ethers; 0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 132-64-9/dibenzofuran; 262-12-4/dibenzo(1,4)dioxin

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