Search for dissertations about: "polybrominated diphenyl ethers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the words polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

  1. 1. Occupational exposure to brominated flame retardants With emphasis on polybrominated diphenyl ethers

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för miljökemi

    Author : Kaj Thuresson; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; occupational exposure; Brominated flame retardants; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; air and serum concentrations; decabromodiphenyl ether; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi;

    Abstract : Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are a diverse group of chemicals, which are used to slow down or inhibit the development of fires. BFRs are incorporated into a wide range of consumer products that are considered as potential fire hazards, such as TV-sets, household appliances, computers, and textiles. READ MORE

  2. 2. Brominated natural products at different trophic levels in the Baltic Sea Identification of polybrominated dioxins, hydroxylated and methoxylated diphenyl ethers

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för miljökemi

    Author : Anna Malmvärn; Stockholms universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins; hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers; methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers; Baltic Sea; algae; natural production; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi; Environmental Chemistry; miljökemi;

    Abstract : Over time, the Baltic Sea has been contaminated by increasing discharges of pollutants from human activities. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have caused toxic effects in wildlife and excess of nutrients have led to eutrophication. READ MORE

  3. 3. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and Tetrabromobisphenol A : Chemical synthesis, X-ray crystallography and Photochemical degradation

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för miljökemi

    Author : Johan Eriksson; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Environmental chemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Miljökemi;

    Abstract : In the 1960s’ several manmade chemicals were detected in the environment, far from their sources. The most well known, and most likely those with the largest impact on the society, were DDT and its related compounds, and PCBs. These anthropogenic compounds were characterised as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). READ MORE

  4. 4. Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins Natural formation mechanisms and biota retention, maternal transfer, and effects

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Kristina Arnoldsson; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins; PBDDs; Baltic Sea; uptake; retention; maternal transfer; metabolism; bioavailability; natural formation; precursor; bromoperoxidase; bromophenol; photochemical transformation; oxidative coupling; hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers; MEDICINE Chemistry; MEDICIN Kemi; Analytical Chemistry; analytisk kemi;

    Abstract : Polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDD) and dibenzofurans (PBDF) are a group of compounds of emerging interest as potential environmental stressors. Their structures as well as toxic responses are similar to the highly characterized toxicants polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins. READ MORE

  5. 5. Neonatal Developmental Neurotoxicity of Brominated Flame Retardants, the Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Henrik Viberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Biology; brominated flame retardants; polybrominated diphenyl ethers; PBDE; neonatal; development; neurotoxicity; behaviour; cholinergic system; Biologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines developmental neurotoxic effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), PBDE 99, PBDE 153, and the fully brominated PBDE 209, after exposure during the newborn period in rodents.Our environment contains vast numbers of contaminants, including the flame retardants, PBDEs. READ MORE