Hydroxylated and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in a marine food web of Chinese Bohai Sea and their human dietary exposure

Hydroxylated (OH-) and methoxylated (MeO-) polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been identified ubiquitous in wildlife and environment. However, understanding on their trophic accumulation and human exposure was hitherto limited. In this study, the occurrences and trophic behaviours were demonstrated for OH- and MeO-PBDEs using the biota samples collected from Dalian, a coastal city near Chinese Bohai Sea. ?OH-PBDEs exhibited a wider concentration range (

Authors: Liu Y, Liu J, Yu M, Zhou Q, Jiang G. ; Full Source: Environmental Pollution. 2017 Nov 3; 233:604-611. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.10.105. [Epub ahead of print]