Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) Analytes

Exposure to PBDE and other BFR can be measured by quantifying the parent chemicals or their metabolites in plasma, serum or urine, or in environmental samples, such as house dust or wristbands.

Biospecimens: Volume requirements – typically at least 3 mL of plasma or serum

  • 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5',6,6'-Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209)
  • 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-Heptabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 183)
  • 2,2',3,4,4'-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 85)
  • 2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 153)
  • 2,2',4,4',5,6'-Hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 154)
  • 2,2',4,4',5-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 99)
  • 2,2',4,4',6-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 100)
  • 2,2',4,4'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 47)
  • 2,2',4'-Tribromodiphenyl ether (BDE 17)
  • 2,3',4,4'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 66)
  • 2,4,4'-Tribromodiphenyl ether (BDE 28)

Environmental Samples: Volume requirements – up to one gram of dust

  • 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5',6,6'-Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209)
  • 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-Heptabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 183)
  • 2,2',3,4,4'-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 85)
  • 2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 153)
  • 2,2',4,4',5,6'-Hexabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 154)
  • 2,2',4,4',5-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 99)
  • 2,2',4,4',6-Pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 100)
  • 2,2',4,4'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 47)
  • 2,2',4'-Tribromodiphenyl ether (BDE 17)
  • 2,3',4,4'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 66)
  • 2,4,4'-Tribromodiphenyl ether (BDE 28)
  • 2-ethyl hexyl-2,3,4,5-tetrabromobenzoate (TBB)
  • Bis (2-ethyl hexyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrabromophthalate (TBPH )
  • Bistribromophenoxyethane (BTBPE)
  • Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)
  • Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) isocyanurate TDBPIC

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Exposure to Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR)

Targeted Analyses