The brominated flame retardants, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and tetrabromobisphenyl-A (TBBP-A) were analysed in samples of human blood from 40 different individuals. In only one individual was HBCD detected. In about half of the individuals, TBBP-A was detected. When they were detected, the amounts of both chemicals were near the limits of quantification. That the chemicals were detected confirms that certain individuals were exposed to sources of these substances. The toxicological implications of these low levels are not well known. Very few studies of the toxicology of these compounds have been performed to date.
|Place of Publication||IJmuiden|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- analytical methods
- brominated flame retardants
- analytical chemistry