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Brominated Flame Retardants

  • Ethel Eljarrat
  • Damià Barceló


  • A comprehensive review

  • Written by experts

  • An invaluable source of information for environmental scientists, authorities, and producers


Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Daniele Staskal Wikoff, Linda Birnbaum
    Pages 19-53
  3. Adrian Covaci, Alin C. Dirtu, Stefan Voorspoels, Laurence Roosens, Peter Lepom
    Pages 55-94
  4. Angel Antelo Domínguez, Robin J. Law, Dorte Herzke, Jacob de Boer
    Pages 141-185
  5. E. Eljarrat, M. L. Feo, D. Barceló
    Pages 187-202
  6. Leisa-Maree L. Toms, Laurence Hearn, Andreas Sjödin, Jochen F. Mueller
    Pages 203-239
  7. Cynthia A. de Wit, Amelie Kierkegaard, Niklas Ricklund, Ulla Sellström
    Pages 241-286
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-290

About this book


Brominated flame retardants are one of the last classes of halogenated compounds that are still being produced worldwide and used in large quantities in many applications. They are used in plastics, textiles, electronic circuitry, and other materials to prevent fires. This volume covers the state-of-the-art of the analysis, fate and behaviour of brominated flame retardants. Experts in the field provide an overview of the compounds’ physico-chemical properties and uses, their occurrence in the environment and biota, advanced chemical analytical methods, degradation studies, toxicological effects and human exposure. This book is a valuable and comprehensive source of information for environmental scientists interested in brominated flame retardant issues, and for authorities and producers.


analytical methods bioaccumulation brominated flame retardants human exposure risk assessment toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ethel Eljarrat
    • 1
  • Damià Barceló
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2., Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain

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