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Evaluation of the Burdening on the Czech Population by Brominated Flame Retardants

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Department of Hygiene, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Ruská 87, 100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic
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Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Ruská 87, 100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic
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University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology, Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition, Technická 3,16628, Prague, Czech Republic
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(21), 4105; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214105
Received: 1 October 2019 / Revised: 21 October 2019 / Accepted: 22 October 2019 / Published: 24 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
The completed environmental study was concerned with assessing the exposure of the Czech population to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Simultaneously, the levels of polychlorinated pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated diphenyl ethanes (DDTs) were also monitored. The pollutant levels were newly measured in solid fat tissue removed during plastic surgery. A total of 107 samples of fat were taken from 19–76-year-old volunteers. A total of 16 PBDE congeners were determined, of which only six occur in more than 38% of fat tissue samples. The total PBDE level attains an average value of 3.31 ng/g, which is 25% less than was measured in 2009. On the other hand, there was an increase in the levels of two PCB congeners, which was caused by an increase of the total PCB concentration from level of 625.5 ng/g, published in 2009, to the current level of 776 ng/g. The level of DDTs decreased and currently has a value of 467.4 ng/g, which is about 24% lower than in 2009. The contamination of obese middle-aged women in Czechia by more modern types of pollutants, such as PBDEs, is incomparably lower than that by PCBs and DDTs and is also decreasing in time. View Full-Text
Keywords: polybrominated diphenyl ethers; DDTs; flame retardants; human fat tissue; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; PCBs polybrominated diphenyl ethers; DDTs; flame retardants; human fat tissue; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; PCBs
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Logerová, H.; Tůma, P.; Stupák, M.; Pulkrábová, J.; Dlouhý, P. Evaluation of the Burdening on the Czech Population by Brominated Flame Retardants. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4105. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214105

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Logerová H, Tůma P, Stupák M, Pulkrábová J, Dlouhý P. Evaluation of the Burdening on the Czech Population by Brominated Flame Retardants. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(21):4105. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214105

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Logerová, Hana, Petr Tůma, Michal Stupák, Jana Pulkrábová, and Pavel Dlouhý. 2019. "Evaluation of the Burdening on the Czech Population by Brominated Flame Retardants" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 21: 4105. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214105

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