Non-PBDE halogenated flame retardants in Canadian indoor house dust: sampling, analysis, and occurrence.

Xinghua Fan, Cariton Kubwabo, Pat E Rasmussen, Fang Wu,

Environmental science and pollution research international, January 18, 2016

An analytical method was developed for the measurement of 18 novel halogenated flame retardants in house dust. Sample preparation was based on ultrasound-assisted solvent extraction and clean up with solid phase extraction (SPE). Sample extracts were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) operated in electron capture negative ion (ECNI) chemical ionization mode. Baseline data from 351 fresh (active) dust samples collected under the Canadian House Dust Study (CHDS) revealed that five out of 18 target chemicals were present with detection frequencies higher than 90 %. Median (range) concentrations for these five compounds were as follows: 104 (

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