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Author(s): Cruz, R
Cunha, SC
Marques, A
Casal, S
Title: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and metabolites – an analytical review on seafood occurrence
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Environmental health is systematically compromised by persistent toxic substances, which may have serious implications in terms of food safety issues and, thus, in general public health. In this context, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their biologically active metabolites have been increasingly assessed in seafood, the main route of human exposure. As a consequence, a multiplicity of solvent-assisted analytical approaches is now available to accurately determine tiny amounts of these contaminants in complex matrices, like seafood. However, the majority of analytical procedures lead to high organic solvent consumption, thereby also contributing to the deterioration of environmental health. The current review provides up-to-date information and critical discussion regarding the most common methodologies applied in the determination of PBDEs and their metabolites in seafood (2006–2016), from sample preparation to instrumental analysis. The ultimate goals of this comprehensive survey are to sensitize field researchers to work under the principles of green chemistry and to improve the global consciousness on the potential necessity of their regulation in foodstuffs.
Subject: Brominated flame retardants
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers
Series: Trends in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 87, p. 129-144
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/5876/147218/PT
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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