Occurrence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and emerging halogenated flame retardants in food items

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are chemicals used in a wide range of commercial and household products in order to reduce their flammability. Because most BFRs are not chemically bonded to the products which they are added to, they can easily leach into the environment. The main exposure of the population to BFRs is via the diet, inhalation of indoor air and ingestion of indoor dust. In particular, the lack of data on the occurrence of BFRs in food prevents an accurate estimation of the human intake. The main aim of this Project was to follow the EU Commission Recommendation 2014/118/EU

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