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Ecotoxicology of brominated flame retardants in Great Lakes biota

Brominated flame retardants, including polybrominated diphenyl   ethers (PBDEs), are currently the subject of intense scrutiny in the   United States and Europe. In the Great Lakes basin, there is   increasing concern about PBDEs because high concentrations have been   detected in water, sediments and fish. This project will study the   biotransformation and biomagnification of PBDEs in fish and other   aquatic organisms sampled from Lake Michigan. These outcomes will be   very important because biota transfer models for estimating risks   from PBDEs must consider bioaccumulation and biotransformation to   estimate "safe" media concentrations.    (PBDE's); (PBDE); (PBDEs); (polybrominated diphenyl ethers);   (polybrominated diphenyl ether); (chemicals of concern); (chemical   of concern); (chemicals of emerging concern); (chemical of emerging   concern); (flame retardant); (flame retardants); (toxic organic);   (toxic organics)

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Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Resource Management
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
Annex Numbers
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents

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