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The Pbdes : An Emerging Environmental Challenge and Another Reason for Breast-Milk Monitoring Programs

By Mcdonald, Thomas A.

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Pbdes : An Emerging Environmental Challenge and Another Reason for Breast-Milk Monitoring Programs  
Author: Mcdonald, Thomas A.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)

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Mcdonald, T. A. (n.d.). The Pbdes : An Emerging Environmental Challenge and Another Reason for Breast-Milk Monitoring Programs. Retrieved from http://www.nationalpubliclibrary.info/


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Excerpt: A family of brominated flame retardants called the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) has been increasing exponentially over the past 25 years as contaminants in breast milk samples from Sweden; their levels have doubled every 5 years (Figure 1) (1). PBDEs are now found as residues in sediments, wildlife (marine mammals, fish, and bird eggs) and humans (milk, serum, and adipose tissue). Lipophilic and metabolically resistant, the PBDEs share many of the properties that make them long-lived, bioaccumulating, environmental pollutants with the organochlorine pesticides (e.g., DDT), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans. The increasing levels of PBDEs in breast milk illustrate how breast-milk monitoring programs (BMMPs) can act as warning systems and alert us to new forms of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

 

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