Levels of hexabromocyclododecane in harbor porpoises and common dolphins from Western European seas, with evidence for stereoisomer-specific biotransformation by cytochrome P450

B.N. Zegers, A. Mets, R. van Bommel, C. Minkenberg, T.H.M. Hamers, J.H. Kamstra, G.J. Pierce, J.P. Boon

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Abstract

Commercial hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) is a high-production-volume flame-retardant applied in polystyrene foams. It contains three stereoisomers, of which γ-HBCD always dominates. Here we report on the levels of HBCD in blubber of harbor porpoise and common dolphin from different European seas. The highest total (Σ)-HBCD levels were measured in harbor porpoises stranded on the Irish and Scottish coasts of the Irish Sea (median concentration 2.9 μg (g of lipid)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2095-2100
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Levels of hexabromocyclododecane in harbor porpoises and common dolphins from Western European seas, with evidence for stereoisomer-specific biotransformation by cytochrome P450. / Zegers, B.N.; Mets, A.; van Bommel, R.; Minkenberg, C.; Hamers, T.H.M.; Kamstra, J.H.; Pierce, G.J.; Boon, J.P.

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