In 5th International Symposium on Brominated Flame Retardants, Kyoto, Japan, 2010. Paper abstract bibtex
Relatively little is known about the environmental and toxicological significance of polybromodibenzo-p-dioxins (PBDDs), polybromodibenzofurans (PBDFs) and mixed bromochloro dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PBrClDD/Fs). Chlorinated analogues have been studied intensively whereas brominated and mixed bromochloro analogues have been studied to a much smaller extent. Theoretically, there are a total of 5020 brominated, chlorinated or mixed bromochloro dibenzo-p-dioxin or furan congeners (Table 1). All of these compounds resist chemical transformations, have a low biological degradation rate, are lipophilic, stable and persistent (D'Silva et al, 2004).