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Document Title:

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Eggs from the Northeastern U.S.

AUTHOR(S):
Da Chen Mark J. La Guardia Ellen Harvey Michael Amaral Kathleen Wohlfort Robert C. Hale


VOLUME:
42
ISSUE:
20
PAGES:
7594 - 7600

PUBLICATION DATE: September 18, 2008

ABSTRACT:
Peregrine falcon eggs from nests in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont were analyzed for polybrominanted diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Eggs were collected from 1996 to 2006, excluding 1997 and 1998. anged from 74.5 to 6610 ng/g wet weight, with a median of 440. These levels were generally higher than those observed in European peregrine eggs, but comparable to those in North American seabird eggs. An exception was BDE-209.

PUBLISHED BY:
ACS - American Chemical Society

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/esthag/2008/42/i20/abs/es8010749.html

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