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Brominated flame retardant concentrations in office and household dust in South Africa

Thesis (DTech. degree: Environmental Management)--Tshwane University of Technology, 2012. / Discusses polybromobiphenyls (PBBs) and polybromodiphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are among brominated flame retardants commonly used as additive flame retardants and are now well-known pollutants. They can easily be released from household and office materials if present and tend to settle on dust. Of all the PBDEs congeners, the detection of BDE-209 is considerably more difficult than the lower congeners. Furthermore, there is no available data on the presence of PBBs and PBDEs in indoor dust in South Africa, and, therefore, it was deemed necessary to conduct the present study.
Date January 2012
CreatorsKefeni, Kebede Keterew.
ContributorsOkonkwo, Jonathan Okechukwu, Botha, B. M.
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
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