Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

7-2020

Journal

Environment International

Volume

140

Issue

105756

Abstract

Structure fires that involve modern furnishings may emit brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), as well as brominated and chlorinated dioxins and furans, into the environment.

The goal of this study was to quantify the airborne and personal protective equipment (PPE) contamination levels of these compounds during controlled residential fires in the U.S., and to evaluate gross-decontamination measures.

DOI

doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105756

Keywords

PBDE Organophosphate flame retardants, Brominated dioxins, Chlorinated dioxins, Air sampling, Wipe sampling

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