DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.03.007
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Silvano Focardi, Monia Renzi

Abstract: This study reports on the presence and levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in food items collected during the period 2004-2010 in commercial food shops in Siena (Southern Tuscany, Central Italy), in order to evaluate risk to humans due to food consumption. We have considered the following eight PBDE congeners to be of primary interest: BDE28, BDE47, BDE99, BDE100, BDE153, BDE154, BDE183 and BDE209. The overall results clearly show a strong difference in concentration of PBDEs between seafood and f…

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