Brominated flame retardants pollute porpoises

Further evidence that brominated flame retardants are persistent and bioaccumulative emerged in April at a scientific meeting in Britain. Scientists announced new findings which showed that porpoises off the east coast of England are highly contaminated with the compounds. Researchers also agreed that one of the most significant BFRs, deca-brominated diphenyl ether, is unstable and may break down into bioaccumulative metabolites.

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