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Serum measures of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and polyborminated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in reproductive-aged women in the United Kingdom

Drage, Daniel S.; Heffernan, Amy L.; Cunningham, Thomas K.; Aylward, Lesa L.; Mueller, Jochen F.; Sathyapalan, Thozhukat; Atkin, Stephen L.

Authors

Daniel S. Drage

Amy L. Heffernan

Thomas K. Cunningham

Lesa L. Aylward

Jochen F. Mueller

Thozhukat Sathyapalan

Stephen L. Atkin



Abstract

We investigated the serum concentrations of two brominated flame retardants (BFRs) – polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) –in 59 women aged between 23 and 42 from the United Kingdom. We also collected demographic data, including age, bodyweight and height in order to test for associations with BFR levels. Temporal and global differences were also assessed using previously published data.

HBCDD was detected in 68% of samples with a mean concentration of 2.2 ng/g lipid (range =

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2019-10
Journal Environmental Research
Print ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 177
Article Number 108631
Institution Citation Drage, D. S., Heffernan, A. L., Cunningham, T. K., Aylward, L. L., Mueller, J. F., Sathyapalan, T., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). Serum measures of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and polyborminated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in reproductive-aged women in the United Kingdom. Environmental Research, 177, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108631
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108631
Keywords Biochemistry; General Environmental Science
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935119304281?via%3Dihub
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Serum measures of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and polyborminated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in reproductive-aged women in the United Kingdom; Journal Title: Environmental Research; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108631; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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