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Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR) in the Nordic Environment

Publication Year2011
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Report Homepagehttp://www.norden.org/en/publications/publications/2011-528
Publication IdentifierTemaNord 2011:528

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In this Nordic screening study we have investigated the occurrence of emerging¬Ě brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in the Nordic environment. These emerging¬Ě BFRs have in some instances replaced the more commonly known BFRs like PBDE. In this study 16 different BFRs were included.

The overall results of this screening showed that, emerging brominated flame retardants, and Dechlorane plus, were regularly found in all the sample matrices indicating a widespread distribution in the Nordic environment. However, there were geographic differences and differences in occurrence among substances and groups of substances.