Screening and time trend study of decabromodiphenylether in birds

J. de Boer, P.E.G. Leonards, C.J.A.F. Kwadijk, A.W. Kruijt, S.H. Brandsma, C.R. Allchin

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Abstract

In 2001, Swedish scientists reported the presence of decabromodiphenylether (DBDE) in peregrine falcons. Subsequently, we have carried out an extensive study on the presence and time trends of DBDE in predatory birds and water birds in order to provide information on this subject for the European environmental risk assessment of DBDE. The UK Environment Agency and the Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF) initiated the study.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherRIVO
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameRIVO report
PublisherRIVO
No.nr. C051/03

Keywords

  • falco
  • predatory birds
  • food chains
  • uk
  • ecotoxicology
  • study

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