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An overview of commercially used brominated flame retardants, their applications, their use patterns in different countries/regions and possible modes of release.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12850087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are used in a variety of consumer products and several of those are produced in large quantities. These compounds have been detected in environmental samples, which can be attributed to the anthropogenic uses of these compounds. Brominated flame retardants are produced via direct bromination of organic molecules or via addition of bromine to alkenes; hence, an overview of the production and usage of bromine over the past three decades is covered. Production, application, and environmental occurrence of high production brominated flame retardants including Tetrabromobisphenol A, polybrominated biphenyls, Penta-, Octa-, Deca-brominated diphenyl ether (oxide) formulation and hexabromocyclododecane are discussed.
Mehran Alaee; Pedro Arias; Andreas Sjödin; Ake Bergman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-09     Completed Date:  2003-12-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Water Research Institute, 867 Lakeshore Road, PO Box 5050, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6.
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MeSH Terms
Bromine / economics
Environmental Exposure*
Environmental Pollutants / toxicity*
Flame Retardants*
Hydrocarbons, Brominated / chemistry*
Models, Chemical*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Flame Retardants; 0/Hydrocarbons, Brominated; 7726-95-6/Bromine

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